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KUDOS! Schulich School of Law professors receive a 2017 Nova Scotia Human Rights Award
Congratulations to Schulich School of Law Professors Sheila Wildeman and Archie Kaiser and Professor Emerita Dianne Pothier (posthumously), who received a 2017 Nova Scotia Human Rights Award in the Group/Organization category, alongside other disability rights advocates who together formed the Bill 59 Community Alliance for the rights of persons with disabilities in Nova Scotia. The awards ceremony took place on Dec. 8 at Citadel High School in Halifax.
The Alliance came together to advocate for fundamental human rights respecting changes to a bill initially proposed as Nova Scotia's Accessibility Act and succeeded in galvanizing the community and convincing government to make important reforms.
“Bill 59 is a significant achievement in the road toward participation and inclusion, although there is still a great deal to be done before the promises of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities are fulfilled," says Kaiser.
Each year, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission recognizes Nova Scotians nominated by their peers for work in the field of human rights, social justice and advocacy. This year is particularly special, given it is the commission’s 50th anniversary. The theme of the anniversary is “Learning from our past, building for our future.”
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