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Voices into Action

Voices into Action is an online curriculum-based educational resource dedicated to providing students with access to information on issues regarding human rights, prejudice, and hatred.   Designed by curriculum experts, this program utilizes a wide variety of media to present compelling information on a history of human suffering, stemming from social injustice that is still a growing problem today. Explore thought-provoking issues with your students by accessing our lessons and resources on antisemitism, racism, discrimination and stereotyping.    

Published on : 11 Feb 2015

Young Leaders Forum 2015 cancelled

The Faculty of Law of McGill University, its Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) as well as Gordon Echenberg and the Penny and Gordon Echenberg Family Foundation are sad to announce that the Young Leaders Forum 2015 has been cancelled.  We would like to thank each of the more than 1,300 individuals who sent us an application – the Centre reviewed every one and we were inspired by the work that is being done in human rights around the world. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to individual applicants and thank you for your interest in this initiative. 

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Published on : 30 Jan 2015

Faculty of Law and CHRLP end collaboration with Penny & Gordon Echenberg Family Foundation

The Faculty of Law of McGill University, its Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) as well as Gordon Echenberg and the Penny and Gordon Echenberg Family Foundation are ending their work together, following a meaningful collaboration that began in 2006.  Over the past nine years, this collaboration has resulted in three Global Conferences, one Regional Conference in Rwanda, two published books, a DVD on genocide largely based on its 2007 conference, numerous working papers and a global community of young human rights specialists.

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Published on : 30 Jan 2015

Congratulations to Associate Member Aristide Nononsi

Aristide Nononsi, an Associate Member of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, was appointed last week to be the UN's Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in the Sudan.  

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Published on : 12 Nov 2014

CALL CLOSED - 2015 International Forum for Young Leaders “Human Rights and Leadership”

THE CALL FOR CANDIDATES IS NOW CLOSED. WE ARE NOW REVIEWING FILES. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST. The next generation of human rights professionals will be required to respond to increasingly complex and systemic global challenges through innovation and ingenuity. Our mission is to foster a network of young leaders who aim to develop accessible solutions to these challenges and advance human rights and access to justice through ethical engagement. Deadline: October 31, 2014

Classified as : External, Students
Published on : 10 Sep 2014

Law student Peter Grbac receives Helton Fellowship

This spring, BCL/LLB student Peter Grbac received an Arthur C. Helton Fellowship from the American Society of International Law (ASIL) to help support his 2014 summer internship in India.

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Published on : 19 Jun 2014

Saying ‘au revoir’ to Old Chancellor Day Hall: The Faculty of Law is moving!

Old Chancellor Day Hall, the Faculty of Law’s most iconic building, is closing at the end of June for 16 months as we undertake much-needed renovations to upgrade the building’s heating, electrical systems, plumbing, windows and more, while respecting its historical features. Faculty and staff who were in OCDH have been relocated either to New Chancellor Day Hall and 3674-3690 Peel Street, or to rented office space near McGill University’s Roddick Gates at 2001 McGill College Avenue, suite 750.

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Published on : 10 Jun 2014

Emilie Conway to clerk at the International Court of Justice

We are happy to announce that Emilie Conway, BCL/LLB’13, has been selected by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to participate in the Court’s 2014-2015 Judicial Assistants Programme. Judicial Assistants are chosen to work directly with one judge, helping him or her in the preparation for hearings and the drafting of judgments. Ms Conway was selected to work directly with the President of the Court, Judge Peter Tomka. She will begin work in September 2014.

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Published on : 22 Apr 2014

New Appointments for Helena Lamed and Nandini Ramanujam

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Me Helena Lamed, Director of the Legal Methodology Program and Faculty Supervisor of the Legal Clinic Course, and Dr. Nandini Ramanujam, Executive Director and Director of Programs of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, have been appointed to the rank of Associate Professor (Professional) in the Faculty of Law, effective April 1, 2014.

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Published on : 08 Apr 2014

Call for papers: Tax Justice and Human Rights Research Collaboration Symposium

We invite paper proposals for a Tax Justice and Human Rights Research Collaboration Symposium, to be held at the McGill Faculty of Law, Montreal, Quebec, from Wednesday to Friday, 18-20 June, 2014. The symposium will explore the fundamental connections between taxation and human rights by providing a forum for collaboration among emerging scholars, established academics, civil society organization representatives, tax justice advocacy groups, tax policy makers, and researchers from around th

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Published on : 01 Apr 2014

Joseph Arvay receives 2014 Litvack Award

On March 18, 2014, the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism of McGill University was pleased to award Joseph Arvay, QC, the Robert S. Litvack Award for his exceptional public interest work and outstanding lifetime achievement.

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Published on : 24 Mar 2014

Good news from the Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory

The Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory (LLDRL) is delighted to share two pieces of good news with the community. First, Armel Brice Adanhounme (on left), who was a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the LLDRL from 2011-2013, was recently hired as a professor of Industrial Relations in the Département des sciences de la gestion at l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. We wish him the greatest of success in his new endeavor.

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Published on : 27 Feb 2014

O'Brien Fellow in Residence Semahagn Abebe Publishes OpEd in Gazette

Semahagn G. Abebe, who is an O’Brien Fellow in Residence at the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism in the Faculty of Law at McGill University, published an opinion piece in the Montreal Gazette newspaper on January 8, 2014: Saudi Arabia’s treatment of Ethiopians has been shameful.

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Published on : 10 Jan 2014

Call for conference proposals - The Legalization of Culture and the Enculturation of Law

Centaur Jurisprudence: The Legalization of Culture and the Enculturation of Law The Centaur Jurisprudence Project invites paper proposals for a conference that is organized by the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, and which will be held in Montreal, Quebec, on Friday, February 21, 2014. See our conference website for program and registration: www.mcgill.ca/culture-law

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Published on : 10 Jun 2013

Call for Application: Aisenstadt Research Fellows, summer 2013

Aisenstadt Student Research Fellowship 2013 The McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) is pleased to open this call for applications for a Nussia & André Aisenstadt Student Research Fellow for the summer of 2013.

Classified as : Students
Published on : 04 Mar 2013