The Law Society of Upper Canada on Thursday is due to present its inaugural Human Rights Award to Canadian MP and former justice minister Irwin Cotler, in a ceremony at Osgoode Hall in Toronto.
“The Law Society is committed to the protection of human rights and the rule of law and we are extremely pleased to present our very first" award to Cotler.
The group added: "His long and illustrious career as an outspoken advocate for human rights — both at home and abroad — make him a most fitting recipient.”
Cotler is also a leading voice on a number of Jewish and Israel-related issues and writes columns in The Jerusalem Post.
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