Volume 92, Issue 50

Wednesday, December 2, 1998

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Speakers highlight human rights

"More work still has to be done" is one of the messages the Arab Students' Association will convey as they commemorate 50 years of the United Nations Human Rights declaration.

The ASA will host a number of events today, in the atrium of the University Community Centre from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., outlining over 50 violations of those rights, said Lina Manuel, editor of the ASA.

Today's events are designed to promote awareness, Manuel said. "On Dec. 10 it will be 50 years since the establishment of the [United Nations] Human Rights Declaration."

The first speaker will be second-year law student Hussein Hamdani, who will speak at 1 p.m. in the UCC about his personal experiences in Palestine's occupied territories, Manuel said.

The other speaker for today's events will be Atif Kubrusi, an economics professor from McMaster University, she said. Kubrusi's presentation, "Human rights violations in Palestine," will take place in Room 3250 of the 3M Centre at 5 p.m..

Finders keepers

Students can stop searching for the missing magnetic Western Foot Patrol sign reported missing last Friday.

The sign was returned to the Foot Patrol office Monday, said Dave Crombie, coordinator of Western's Foot Patrol. "We're all happy it has been recovered."

Richard Gilmore, an employee at the Allen-Betty Taylor Library, claimed the $50 reward, Crombie said. He added the sign was found near the entrance to the Huron Flats.

"We won't be using the sign after this incident just because of the safety concern," Crombie added.


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