Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism news
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...
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.