Learning from Simon Wiesenthal’s legacy

At the “Combating Hate Speech” panel discussion organized by Northern Justice Watch, in collaboration with its esteemed partners, Sarah Teich’s presentation held the audience’s rapt attention as she delved into the life story of Simon Wiesenthal, underscoring his pivotal role in documenting crimes against humanity during Nazi Germany. Teich emphasized the enduring relevance of Wiesenthal’s legacy in the contemporary struggle against hate speech and atrocities. Her insightful reflections encouraged attendees to draw inspiration from historical precedents to address the challenges of the present.

Who is Sarah Teich?

Sarah Teich, a Toronto-based attorney, holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto and an M.A. in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security. She studied law at McGill University and the National University of Singapore. Teich has been involved with the Munk School of Global Affairs, the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, and projects for the International Criminal Court.

Her work focuses on international human rights and national security law. Affiliated with groups like the Canadian Coalition Against Terror and the Canadian Security Research Group, she also co-founded the Human Rights Action Group. Her law firm advises organizations on justice for human rights abuses globally, including the Uyghur Rights Advocacy Project and United Tegaru Canada.

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