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Centre for Human Rights to submit amicus curia brief in Kaing Guek Eav case

The McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) has been invited by the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) to submit an amicus curiae brief to the Court in the case of Kaing Guek Eav alias "Duch", accused of committing crimes against humanity and war crimes as a leader of the Khmer Rouge.

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Published on : 01 Oct 2008

McGill Professor to represent Georgia at International Court of Justice

McGill professor to represent Georgia at the International Court of Justice

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Published on : 18 Aug 2008

Geneviève R. Painter appointed interim director of the CHRLP

The McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism is delighted to announce that Ms Genevieve Painter has been appointed Executive Director of the Centre, effective August 11, 2008.

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Published on : 15 Aug 2008

Andrée Boisselle, BCL/LLB’99, a 2008 Trudeau Scholar

Andrée Boisselle, who currently is doing a Ph.D. in Law at the University of Victoria, has received a Trudeau Scholarship as she studies indigenous legal traditions for her thesis, "Making Room for Indigenous Law in Canada: Towards a Reconception of Western Legal Theory".

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Published on : 27 Jun 2008

Welcome to our newest colleagues in Law

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Alana Klein and Vrinda Narain have been appointed assistant professors, while Adrian Popovici and Anicée Van Engeland have respectively been named Wainwright Senior Fellow and Boulton Junior Fellow.

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Published on : 25 Jun 2008

International Judicial Clerkships Program

The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism at McGill's Faculty of Law is now accepting applications for three international judicial internships. The selected interns will be placed at:

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Published on : 17 Jun 2008

Law students Kristin McHale and Sam Walker win AUCC awards

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce that students Samuel Walker (BCL/LLB ’09) and Kristin McHale (BCL/LLB ’09) are recipients of the 2008 Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) “Students for Development” Award.

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Published on : 05 May 2008

Vincent-Joël Proulx, DCL candidate, to be the McGill law clerk at the International Court of Justice in 2008-2009

Vincent-Joël Proulx, DCL candidate, has been selected by the International Court of Justice to be the 2008-2009 McGill law clerk.

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Published on : 07 Apr 2008

A good time for 'athletic disobedience'

Frédéric Mégret, Canada Research chair in Human Rights and Legal Pluralism in the Faculty of Law at McGill says the ongoing repression of Tibet, and the recent targeting of prominent dissidents by the Chinese government, all require a rethink of what the rest of the world's attitude should be toward the Olympics.

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Published on : 25 Mar 2008

Fighting for human rights, one letter at a time

The Faculty of Law's student-run Human Rights Working Group rolled up their collective sleeves during a recent letter-writing event aimed at raising awareness of a variety of human rights issues.

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Published on : 06 Dec 2007

P.O.V.: Canada, the Universal Declaration and tasers

Prior to International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10, Frédéric Mégret, assistant professor of law and the Canada Research Chair on the Law of Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, comments on the Canadian taser controversy.

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Published on : 06 Dec 2007

International Judicial Internships Program

The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism at the McGill University Faculty of Law is now accepting applications for four international judicial internships. The selected interns will be placed at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands (2 positions), and at the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, France. All applications and supporting materials must be received on 14 December 2007 for one of the Permanent Court of Arbitration internships and on 4 January 2008 for the remaining positions. Visit the CHRLP website for more details and to find out how to apply.

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Published on : 05 Dec 2007

Proceedings of the Global Conference on the Prevention of Genocide

Video proceedings of the conference are now available for viewing. Please visit the Conference website (link below) to view them.

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Published on : 01 Dec 2007

Reporter Q&A: Akbar Ganji

Akbar Ganji, Iran’s most prominent political dissident, is a well-known journalist, author and former Revolutionary Guard turned activist. He spent six years in Tehran’s infamous Evin prison, where he undertook a hunger strike and produced a series of influential political manifestos and open letters calling for the secularization of Iran and the establishment of democracy through mass civil d

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Published on : 20 Nov 2007

Iran, Human Rights, and the Nuclear Question

McGill's Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism is pleased to welcome Akbar Ganji, Iran's most prominent political dissident, for the Nov. 22 public lecture "Iran, Human Rights, and the Nuclear Question: What are the Connections?"

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Published on : 19 Nov 2007