Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism news
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."
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.
Three McGill Law Students Receive AUCC Students for Development Awards to Support International Human Rights Internships
The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that the recipients of the 2009 Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) Students for Development Award include three law students. Justin Dubois, Mae J. Nam and Jeannine Plamondon, students at McGill’s Faculty of Law, have each received a Students for Development Award.
Eloge Christian Butera, a second year student at McGill’s Faculty of Law, received twin honours this April: he was granted the Young volunteer Claude-Masson Award and selected for a Sauvé Scholarships.
Faculty of Law BCL/LLB student Justin Dubois has been selected for this year’s 2009 Helton Fellowships, established by the American Society for International Law (ASIL) to support young people doing fieldwork in international law.
After doing a human rights internship in 2008 at the State Institute of Islamic Studies (IAIN) Ar-Raniry in Aceh, Philip Duguay wrote an article on the question of women's rights in Aceh, Indonesia. His paper will be published in the forthcoming issue of the Singapore Law Review.