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Lawyer and senior fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute
Kaveh Shahrooz is a Toronto-based lawyer and human rights activist, and a senior fellow with the Macdonald-Laurier Institute's Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad. He is also a former senior policy advisor on human rights to Global Affairs Canada. A graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Toronto, he has written widely on human rights issues and international affairs. He led a recent successful effort to convince Canada's Parliament to recognize the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran as constituting crimes against humanity under international law.
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