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Thursday, 15 April 2010 00:00

A Public Lecture entitled “From Instrument of Empire to Vehicle for Change: The Potential of International Law for Indigenous Peoples of the Commonwealth Caribbean” will be held on April 21, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the University of the West Indies, Open Campus Belize, Princess Margaret Drive, Belize City.

Guest speaker will be Dr. Arif Bulkan who joined the Faculty of Law at the Cave Hill, Barbados Campus of the University of the West Indies in 2008, where he currently lectures Human Rights Law.  Prior to this, Dr. Bulkan practiced law in Guyana, first as a Prosecutor in the Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions and later in private practice.  A significant component of Dr. Bulkan’s practice from 1999 onwards involved work related to Guyana’s natural resources sector and local indigenous peoples, the latter including advocacy, training and capacity-building and law reform.

In 2008 Dr Bulkan obtained a PhD in Law from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Canada; the subject of his research being the land rights of Guyana’s indigenous peoples.  Dr. Bulkan continues to research and write on issues relating to indigenous peoples of the region including the Guiana shield and Belize.

Come listen, learn and participate in this important dialogue.

(Press Release)