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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

Mourning Tamar Oppenheimer, OC, BA’46, LLD’94

It is with regret that the Faculty of Law learned that Dr. Tamar Oppenheimer, OC, BA’46, LLD’94, passed away on June 9, 2010. She was 84.

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Published on : 29 Jun 2010

Jasmine Wahhab, BCL/LLB’06, to clerk at International Court of Justice

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.

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Published on : 23 Apr 2010

Sam Walker wins prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship

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.

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Published on : 20 Apr 2010

Mario Prost, DCL’09, wins 2009 APDQ Prize for best doctoral thesis

Mario Prost, DCL’09, has won the 2009 Prize for best doctoral thesis from the Association des professeurs de droit du Québec (APDQ).

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Published on : 16 Apr 2010

Launch of the Echenberg Human Rights Fellows blog

The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism is pleased to announce the official launch of the McGill Echenberg Human Rights Fellows blog.

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Published on : 15 Apr 2010

Call for applications - 2nd International Young Leaders Forum

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.

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Published on : 01 Feb 2010

André Aisenstadt Student Research Fellow position - 2009-2010 call for Applications

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.

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Published on : 27 Jan 2010

The Reporter - Mae Nam: Fighting for the exploited and vulnerable

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.

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Published on : 10 Dec 2009

Notes from the field, by student Jeannine Plamondon: "Trying to know the unknowable"

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.

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Published on : 10 Sep 2009

Edmonton community garden benefits Rwandan support group

"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."

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Published on : 08 Sep 2009

Notes from the field, by student Justin Dubois: "Tooth can lost"

Law student Justin Dubois shares some notes about his internship work this summer in Northwestern Uganda.

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Published on : 12 Jul 2009

Professor Adelle Blackett named member of the Commission des droits de la personne

The Faculty of Law is proud to announce that Professor Adelle Blackett was sworn in as a member of the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse on June 26, 2009, at the National Assembly, for a five year mandate.

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Published on : 06 Jul 2009