Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism news
International human rights experts convene at Echenberg Family Global Conference to address democratic citizenship and the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms on a global scale How do we bridge the gap between the theory of human rights and the complex social, political and economic realities of a turbulent and interconnected world? The McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) and the McGill Faculty of Law will host the Echenberg Family Conference, “Democracy, Human Rights and the Fragility of Freedom”.
Professor Colleen Sheppard, director of the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, and Derek J. Jones, a member of the Centre, signed an op-ed in the June 29, 2012 edition of the Globe and Mail.
Professor René Provost, founding director of the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, and of the McGill Clinic for the Sierra Leone Special Court, signs an op-ed in the April 27 edition of the Montreal Gazette.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...