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McGill Reporter: McGill welcomes François Crépeau

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Published: 5 Jan 2009

François Crépeau, an expert in human rights becomes first Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law

By Pascal Zamprelli.

In 1948, McGill Law professor John Humphrey penned the first draft of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Dec. 10 marked the 60th anniversary of the Declaration’s adoption, and McGill still finds itself at the forefront of human-rights law, with the arrival of François Crépeau. One of the world’s foremost experts in the field of international human rights, refugee law and globalization, he is, as of this month, the first Hans and Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law...

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