Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism news
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.
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.
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.
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).
Jasmine Wahhab, BCL/LLB’06, has been selected to clerk at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague in 2010-2011, as part of the Judicial Assistants Program of the Court.
Samuel Walker, BCL/LLB’10, has been awarded a Gates Scholarship to attend the University of Cambridge (UK), where he will be pursuing a master’s degree in international law.
To explore the unique contribution that young professionals and scholars can make to the promotion of multiculturalism and human rights, the Centre will host the second International Forum for Young Leaders, October 4-7, 2010. The Forum will consist of a series of workshops, roundtable discussions, and cultural events aimed at engaging the policy issues that ethno-cultural diversity raises.
Following a generous gift from the Nussia & André Aisenstadt Foundation, the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) is now opening this call for applications for a Nussia & André Aisenstadt Student Research Fellow.
In the McGill Reporter, Laurel Baker writes about law student Mae Nam, who is the daughter of a domestic worker and who today seeks equality through advocacy and charter litigation.
Law student Jeannine Plamondon shares some notes about the seven weeks she spent in the summer of 2009 working at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
"During the summer growing months, about half a hectare of land in Edmonton is all that separates McGill Law student Eloge Butera from his native Rwanda. The patch of earth, located at the University of Alberta farm, was transformed this spring into the Green&Gold Community Garden, now bursting with market-ready produce."