Experts Call for Rejection of Iran’s Election to UN Women’s Rights Commission

In the wake of the election of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), Iranian experts and women’s rights activists issued a call to reject the election of the Iranian government at an event held by the independent human rights group UN Watch, co-sponsored by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute… Continue reading Experts Call for Rejection of Iran’s Election to UN Women’s Rights Commission

Trudeau forgot to apply his gender-based lens to China’s mass rape campaign: Kaveh Shahrooz in The Line

The PM’s response to the Uyghur genocide motion stands out simply because it put all his hypocrisy on display at once, writes Kaveh Shahrooz in The Line.  By Kaveh Shahrooz, February 25, 2021  Political failures usually come in one of two flavours. The first are acts that expose a gap between reality and the stories… Continue reading Trudeau forgot to apply his gender-based lens to China’s mass rape campaign: Kaveh Shahrooz in The Line

Canada by Chance: Kaveh Shahrooz in Open Canada

Canada wasn’t our first pick. But it was the hand that fate had dealt us, writes Kaveh Shahrooz in Open Canada.  By Kaveh Shahrooz, January 25, 2021 When I think about my family’s immigration to Canada a little over 30 years ago, I only have fragments of memories. I suspect my failure to record full… Continue reading Canada by Chance: Kaveh Shahrooz in Open Canada

True diversity means the freedom to break from ideological orthodoxy: Jamil Jivani, Shuvaloy Majumdar and Kaveh Shahrooz in the Toronto Star

Advocating for true diversity and inclusion has never been easy. We know we’re not alone, and our work will demonstrate that fact as more people of colour reclaim their voices, write Jamil Jivani, Shuavloy Majumdar, and Kaveh Shahrooz in the Toronto Star. By Jamil Jivani, Shuavloy Majumdar, and Kaveh Shahrooz, November 30, 2020 In 2016,… Continue reading True diversity means the freedom to break from ideological orthodoxy: Jamil Jivani, Shuvaloy Majumdar and Kaveh Shahrooz in the Toronto Star

Woke Jiu-Jitsu that turns Blacks into white supremacists will doom the Dems: Kaveh Shahrooz for The Line

The left will fail if it sees a Biden victory as a success. Woke ideology, embraced not by Biden but by his party, is not a winning electoral strategy, writes Kaveh Shahrooz.  By Kaveh Shahrooz, November 6, 2020 Did self-hating racist Hispanic and Black people help Donald Trump?  Did sexist women stop the promised Democratic… Continue reading Woke Jiu-Jitsu that turns Blacks into white supremacists will doom the Dems: Kaveh Shahrooz for The Line

Justin Trudeau just doesn’t get liberalism: Kaveh Shahrooz in the National Post

Contrary to what Trudeau seems to believe, our free speech laws are drafted not to prevent hurt feelings, or impose respect. They exist to protect thought, dissent and unpopular views. And yes, that includes blasphemy, writes Kaveh Shahrooz in the National Post. Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be read in full… Continue reading Justin Trudeau just doesn’t get liberalism: Kaveh Shahrooz in the National Post

Speaking for Ourselves – Kaveh Shahrooz on Tonight with Jamil Jivani

Senior Fellow Kaveh Shahrooz joined MLI’s newest Senior Fellow Jamil Jivani on Tonight with Jamil Jivani to discuss Shahrooz’s work as a human rights lawyer, specifically his tireless advocacy on fighting for human rights for Iran. Shahrooz and Jivani also discuss the recent scandal involving Globe and Mail running content from Chinese state media and… Continue reading Speaking for Ourselves – Kaveh Shahrooz on Tonight with Jamil Jivani

How to Stop Iran From Terrorizing Dissidents Abroad: Cameron Khansarinia and Kaveh Shahrooz in the Wall Street Journal

Western countries need to take Tehran’s murderous campaign seriously and hold officials accountable, write Cameron Khansarinia and Kaveh Shahrooz in the Wall Street Journal. Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be read in full here.  By Cameron Khansarinia and Kaveh Shahrooz, September 2, 2020  Jamshid Sharmahd, a California-based Iranian opposition activist, disappeared… Continue reading How to Stop Iran From Terrorizing Dissidents Abroad: Cameron Khansarinia and Kaveh Shahrooz in the Wall Street Journal

The Woke want to hear from People of Colour. Just not all of us: Kaveh Shahrooz in The Line

Our communities are alive with fierce internal debates; we’re neither monolithic, nor reflexively progressive, writes Kaveh Shahrooz.  By Kaveh Shahrooz, August 4, 2020  Last year, the Law Society of Ontario — the body that regulates the legal profession in the province — repealed its decision to force all lawyers to write an annual pledge supporting… Continue reading The Woke want to hear from People of Colour. Just not all of us: Kaveh Shahrooz in The Line

Statement of support for Kaveh Shahrooz

OTTAWA, ON (July 16, 2020): We at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute are immensely proud of the work that our Senior Fellow, Kaveh Shahrooz, has done in defence of human rights and democracy, particularly in challenging the brutal regime in Iran. To take just a few examples, he was a prosecutor at the Iran Tribunal, a unique international effort to… Continue reading Statement of support for Kaveh Shahrooz