Law prof to speak on impact of anti-terrorism bill

NEWS — The impacts on rights and freedoms of Bill C-51 will be the topic for a talk by a TRU law professor next week.

Prof. Robert Diab.

Prof. Robert Diab.

Robert Diab will give a public presentation Tuesday, March 10 at 5 p.m. at TRU in the Old Main Building, Room 3632.

Diab teaches criminal law at TRU, holds a PhD in law, and is the author of The Harbinger Theory: How the Post-9/11 Emergency Became Permanent and the Case for Reform as well as Guantanamo North: Terrorism and the Administration of Justice in Canada.

Bill C-51, the Harper government’s recently proposed “Anti-Terrorism Act,” would give the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) a new ability to disrupt potential threats, create a new crime of advocating for or promoting terrorism, and allow for greater sharing of information across government departments.

The event is sponsored by the TRU Faculty Association Human Rights Committee. Parking is free and so is admission.


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