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Call for papers: The Politics of International Law

The Dean Maxwell and Isle Cohen Doctoral Seminar in International Law offers approximately twelve doctoral and post-doctoral researchers with a keen interest in international law the opportunity to present and discuss their research ideas with fellow researchers and professors from the Faculty.

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Published on : 14 Mar 2012

Alumni in the news: David O’Brien, BCL’65 and Elizabeth Monk, BCL’23

David O’Brien, BCL’65, makes another substantial gift to support the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism; Elizabeth Monk, BCL’23, the first woman to win the Faculty’s Gold Medal for academic excellence and the first Quebec woman to receive a Q.C. designation, is honoured by the University Women’s Club of Montreal.

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Published on : 25 Nov 2011

Video interview with Professor François Crépeau on the rights of migrants

Following his appointment as UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Migrants and in the run-up to International Migrants Day on December 18, Professor Crépeau speaks about public perceptions of immigrants and how migrants are treated by states and tribunals.

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Published on : 24 Nov 2011

Focus online - The McGill/Hebrew U. Human Rights Summer Program: Tough questions, challenging answers

Ten McGill Law students and three Faculty members travelled to Hebrew University in Jerusalem for three weeks in August. Partnered with ten counterparts from Hebrew University, they discovered some challenging – and unexpected – points of view.

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Published on : 23 Nov 2011

First X Prize Design Course (INTD 597) in Canada offered during 2012 Winter term

The Institute for the Study of International Development is pleased to announce a new partnership with the X Prize Foundation, leading to the offering of the first X Prize Design Course (INTD597) offered in Canada.

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Published on : 28 Oct 2011

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