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Catherine Morris Catherine Morris

Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Human & Social Development | University of Victoria

Victoria, BC, CA
Catherine Morris is involved in education, research and advocacy on international human rights, peacebuilding and conflict resolution.

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Biography / Biographie

Catherine Morris has been working in the field of international human rights for over a decade, and in the field of peace and conflict studies and practice since 1983, including founding, leadership, policy, research and teaching in academic institutions and civil society organizations in Canada. She is Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Human & Social Development at the University of Victoria and a regular visiting professor at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. Her teaching, research and advocacy has led her to work in nations around the world, including Thailand, Cambodia, Honduras, Austria, Myanmar, Hong Kong, Rwanda, Bolivia, and Bangladesh.

Industry Expertise / Expertise sectorielle (6)

Education/Learning Research Legal Services Non-Profit/Charitable International Affairs Alternative Dispute Resolution

Areas of Expertise / Domaines d’expertise (12)

International Human Rights Peace and Conflict Dispute Resolution Mediation Conflict Transformation Religion conflict and peacemaking Reconciliation Conflict Resolution Cambodia Policy Analysis Research Higher Education

Recognition / Reconnaissance (1)

Victoria Bar Association Volunteer Award (professional)

Catherine Morris received the Victoria Bar Association Volunteer Award in 2015 for her work on the rule of law through promotion of international human rights.

Education / Éducation (2)

University of British Columbia: LL.M., Law 2001

University of Alberta: J.D., Law 1978

Additional Titles and Affiliations / Affiliations et liens supplémentaires (3)

  • Adjunct Professor Faculty of Law University of Victoria
  • Director Peacemakers Trust
  • Research Director Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada

Media Presence / Présence dans les médias (5)

Time for a New US-ASEAN Human Rights Dialogue

The Diplomat  

2016-02-12

Ahead of next week’s U.S.-ASEAN summit at California’s Sunnylands retreat, human rights groups and others are calling on President Barack Obama to use the occasion to publicly raise concerns about human rights and democratic regression in Southeast Asia ...

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Catherine Morris: Bill C-51 perverts the rule of law

The Georgia Straight  

2015-04-27

One of the worst things about Bill C-51 is that it threatens the rule of law and undermines the integrity and independence of Canadian courts. Bill C-51 would allow CSIS and the Minister of Public Safety to co-opt and harness judges in violations of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter) or other laws in or outside of Canada. This concern must be singled out in the clamour of worries expressed by hundreds of academics, judges, lawyers, indigenous leaders, human rights defenders, and other experts who point out Bill C-51’s compromises to Canadians’ rights to liberty, fair hearings, privacy, and freedom of expression ...

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Reasons Why Cambodian Protesters Must Remain Nonviolent

The Cambodia Daily  

2013-12-31

Cambodia’s escalating post-election and labor tensions have so far led to two tragic shooting deaths and numerous injuries. Peaceful protests have escalated into rock-throwing and scuffling with police who suppress demonstrations with tear gas, water cannons, batons, rubber bullets and even live ammunition. While excessive use of force and firearms by police must be condemned, demonstrators must learn three compelling reasons for remaining peaceful even in the face of provocation ...

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Undermining the rule of law: The case of Omar Khadr

Toronto Star  

2012-12-26

Omar Khadr may finally be home, but he’s not exactly welcome. Government statements have repeatedly branded him as a “war criminal” and a “convicted terrorist” — inflammatory characterizations that disregard both facts and laws ...

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Torture’s voices: No neutral ground

Christian Week  

2011-09-26

George W. Bush's luncheon visit to Toronto on September 19 has come and gone, but a bitter taste lingers among - and about - Christians ...

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Event Appearances / Participation à des événements (5)

Canada’s International Human Rights Obligations and Bill C-51

Panel presentation sponsored by the Canadian International Council  Victoria, BC

2015-03-31

The Impact of Mediation on the Culture of Disputing in Canada

Event sponsored by the ADR section of the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association  Victoria, BC

2014-04-02

International Human Rights and Access to Justice: International Right to Legal Aid

Access to Justice: Community Conference  Victoria, BC

2014-03-07

Corporate Land-Grabbing & Fabricated Charges in Cambodia: What Can Canadian Lawyers Do?

Presentation to the Canadian Bar Association International Assistance Section  Vancouver, BC

2014-02-12

Media and Conflict: The Truth Behind the Lens

International Development Conference 2013  Toronto, ON

2013-02-09

Articles / Articles (2)

Justice Inverted: Law and human rights in Cambodia
Peacemakers

2016

Much has changed in Cambodia since the 1991 Paris Peace Agreements, a series of peacebuilding initiatives by the United Nations (UN) and foreign donors that aimed to uproot violence and impunity in the country and implant human rights and the rule of law.

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The Impact of Mediation on the Culture of Disputing in Canada: Law Schools, Lawyers and Laws
Peacemakers

2013

Experiments with mediation began to take place in Canada in the 1970s and 1980s in response to widespread concern about access to justice and negative social impacts of adversarial disputing.

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