Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies (CASIS) annual conference, Ottawa, Ont., October 26 –28, 2006. Tony Campbell (former CASIS president) moderates and introduces the speakers.
This October 28th session features a panel discussion comparing the national security laws of Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia after the September 11, 2001 (“9/11”) terrorist attacks on the U.S. Stanley Cohen (senior general counsel for Justice Canada) discusses Canadian counter-terrorism efforts. Richard A. Posner (professor at the University of Chicago Law School) focuses on controversial national security measures implemented in the U.S. post-9/11.
Ian Leigh (professor at Durham University in the U.K.) speaks about the European Convention on Human Rights and relevant sections of the U.K.’s Human Rights Act 1998. Kent Roach (professor at the University of Toronto Law School) contrasts Canadian and Australian approaches to national security legislation.
After speaking, the panellists field questions from conference attendees.