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O'Brien Fellowships 2011 – Call for applications

Interested applicants must submit an O’Brien Fellowship application to the Graduate Studies Office of the Faculty of Law by the deadline for application for admission to the LL.M. or D.C.L. program.

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Published on : 22 Sep 2011

Three Bantings for Law

On September 15, 2011, the Canadian government announced the 70 first recipients of the Banting Fellowships. Three were awarded inside the Faculty of Law, to Jean-Baptiste Jeangène-Vilmer (France), Armel Brice Adanhounme (Benin) and Mark Lewis Shepheard (Australia).

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Published on : 16 Sep 2011

Announcing the Aisenstadt Equality and Community Initiative

The McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism is pleased to announce that through a gift from the Aisenstadt Foundation, the Aisenstadt Equality and Community Initiative, has been established. This initiative aims to enhance engagement between universities and community-based organizations on issues relating to equality and access to fundamental social and economic rights.

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Published on : 05 Sep 2011

François Crépeau elected United Nations Special Rapporteur

On Friday, June 17, 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council elected Professor François Crépeau, holder of the Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law, to the position of United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, for a three year mandate, renewable once.

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Published on : 01 Aug 2011

DCL candidate Claris Harbon receives prestigious Trudeau Scholarship

McGill doctoral law student Claris Harbon is one of 14 Canadian and foreign students recognized today by The Trudeau Foundation for their work in areas including environment, international affairs, responsible citizenship, and human rights and dignity.

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Published on : 17 May 2011

LLM student and anti-discrimination lawyer Tamara Thermitus receives a Prix Mérite from the Quebec Bar

The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism is pleased to announce that the Quebec Bar has awarded a Prix Mérite 2011 to Tamara Thermitus for her distinguished career and involvement in the legal community.

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Published on : 27 Apr 2011

Focus online - A postcard from el fin del mundo

Professor René Provost, who is currently doing a sabbatical year in Argentina with Professor Shauna Van Praagh and their three boys, sends us a note about their antipodean discoveries...

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Published on : 15 Apr 2011

Focus online - La Clinique de droit pénal international : sept ans au service des tribunaux du monde

The McGill International Justice Clinic recently received funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade that, confirming the importance of the Clinic's research contributions to criminal tribunals around the world. Meet the students currently working at the Clinic. (In French)

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Published on : 15 Apr 2011

Focus online: Vrinda Narain on multiculturalism, religious freedom and gender equality

Vrinda Narain practiced as a lawyer in Delhi for six years before taking on an LLM and a DCL degree at McGill. Now an assistant professor cross-appointed in the Faculties of Law and of Arts (at the McGill Institute of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies [IGSF]), she offers her critical take on multiculturalism and comments on what the upheaval in the Middle East means for women there.

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Published on : 09 Mar 2011

Mae J. Nam selected as recipient of the 2011 McGill Alumni Association’s James G. Wright Prize

For her record of volunteerism and community service, Nam has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 McGill Alumni Association’s (MAA) James G. Wright award, which will be presented at the MAA Awards Banquet on May 26.

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Published on : 04 Mar 2011

Focus online: Seeking justice for all

Chiara Fish, a third-year student at the Faculty, shares her experiences working as a human rights intern in Iqaluit, from helping with legal research to representing clients during bail hearings.

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Published on : 09 Feb 2011

Confronting Genocide: book on Genocide Conference now published

Edited by Professors René Provost and Payam Akhavan, this book is a collection of the essays that were written in the wake of the original presentations delivered at the Global Conference on the Prevention of Genocide held at McGill University in Montreal.

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Published on : 13 Dec 2010

Adelle Blackett receives 2010 prestigious Bora Laskin Fellowship

Professor Adelle Blackett, BCL’94, LLB’94, has received the 2010 Bora Laskin National Fellowship in Human Rights to pursue research in contemporary labour law.

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Published on : 17 Aug 2010

McGill University joins the Scholars at Risk Network

McGill University is now officially a member of the Scholars at Risk Network. Furthermore, Dr. Nandini Ramanujam, Executive Director of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, has been appointed as McGill’s representative in the SAR Network, and will coordinate the program here.

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Published on : 22 Jul 2010

Law students Christopher Maughan and Kelly McMillan win AUCC awards

Two students from the Faculty of Law spending the summer abroad working in international development were named recipients of internships prizes from the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC).

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Published on : 12 Jul 2010