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Irwin Cotler

Ph.D. Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Since 2003. Professor of Law at McGill University and Director of its Human Rights Programme. Member of the Canadian Parliament since 1999. Cotler is an international human rights lawyer, he served as Counsel to former prisoners of conscience in the Soviet Union (Andrei Sakharov), South Africa (Nelson Mandela), Latin America (Jacob Timmerman), and Asia (Muchtar Pakpahan). In June 2000 he was appointed Special Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs on matters concerning the International Criminal Court. Recent

Publications include: Nuremberg Forty Years Later: The Struggle Against Injustice in Our Time (McGill-Queens’s Press 1995), The Holocaust, Thefticide, And Restitution: a Legal Perspective, in A. Beker, Ed., The Plunder of Jewish Property during the Holocaust: Confronting European History (Palgrave Publisher, 2001), Holocaust Denial, Equality and Harm: Boundaries of Liberty and Tolerance in a Liberal Democracy, in R. Cohen-Almagor, ed., Liberal Democracy and the Limits of Tolerance, (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2000).

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The Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights:What Have We Learned? What Must We Do?

Racism on the Internet: The possibilities and limits of legislation

Key-Note Speech by Professor Irwin Cotler

Combating Holocaust denial through law

The role of international and humanitarian law in combating mass atrocities

Address by Irwin Cotler, Minister of Justice of Canada

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