Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism news
"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.
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. Applications must be received by 6 March 2009 at 5pm.
On January 30, 2009, Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff unveiled new roles for members of the Liberal caucus. Among them are Irwin Cotler, BCL'64, professor (on leave) at McGill's Faculty of Law, and Ken Dryden, LLB'73.
McGill welcomes François Crépeau, a leading expert on international human rights, refugee law and globalization, as the first Hans and Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law.
In Zürich, mathematician André Aisenstadtstudied under Schrödinger and befriended Einstein. Then in 1939 he moved to Montreal where he quickly became a community leader and patron. Following in his tradition, the Nussia & André Aisenstadt Foundation gave $125,000 to the Faculty of Law to support human rights research.