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McGill Reporter Q & A: Roméo Dallaire on McGill Genocide Conference

The McGill Global Conference on the Prevention of Genocide, which begins October 11 in Montreal, will gather the world's pre-eminent survivors, decision-makers, academics, witnesses and journalists to examine ways in which society can act to address the most horrific and intractable human rights problem of the past century. Senator Roméo Dallaire, whose best-selling autobiography, "Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda," was recently released as a full-length feature film, will be among the featured participants. He recently spoke with the McGill Reporter's Pascal Zamprelli.

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Published on : 09 Oct 2007

Media Reminder: Very special vernissage

From October 1 to the 14th, McGill University will host "Imagining the Unthinkable: L'exposition du génocide," a public exhibition that conveys the realities of genocide by bringing together exceptional international collections of photographs, drawings, survivor testimonial archives and interactive multimedia.

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Published on : 28 Sep 2007

Genocide Prevention: Confronting the Past

From October 1 to 14, McGill University will host "Imagining the Unthinkable: L'exposition du genocide," a public exhibition that conveys the realities of genocide by bringing together exceptional international collections of photographs, drawings, survivor testimonial archives and interactive multimedia.

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Published on : 25 Sep 2007

Genocide prevention: Hope for the future

Thirty five youth leaders from 23 countries to meet in pre-conference

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Published on : 20 Sep 2007

McGill to host Global Conference on Prevention of Genocide

The McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism is pleased to host the inaugural Echenberg family conference on human rights, October 11 to 13.

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Published on : 12 Jun 2007

McGill Expert Alert: Genocide/Human Rights

Former Hutu militia commander Désiré Munyaneza is on trial in Montreal for murder, psychological terror, physical attacks and sexual violence against Tutsis during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. He is the first person to be charged under Canada's Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act, passed in 2000. We suggest the following sources for your reports:

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Published on : 25 Apr 2007

McGill Q & A: Payam Akhavan

Akhavan convinces MPs, Harper to seek justice for Kazemi

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Published on : 29 Mar 2007

Professor Adelle Blackett appointed William Dawson Scholar

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that our colleague Adelle Blackett has been appointed William Dawson Scholar by the University.

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Published on : 30 Jan 2007

Echenbergs launch human rights conference

The generosity of Penny and Gordon Echenberg enables the Faculty of Law to establish the Echenberg Family Conference on Human Rights.

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Published on : 25 Jan 2007

P.O.V.: The lessons of Raoul Wallenberg

The M.P. for Mount Royal and McGill law professor celebrates the incredible bravery and humanitarianism of Raoul Wallenberg in saving thousands from the Nazi onslaught.

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Published on : 25 Jan 2007

McGill establishes biennial conference on human rights

McGill University is pleased to announce the establishment of the Echenberg Family Conference on Human Rights, thanks to a generous commitment from Gordon Echenberg and his wife, Penny. Their investment will fund a series of five conferences, held every two years, that will be a forum for informed dialogue on issues of human rights.

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Published on : 22 Jan 2007

Clerking at the International Court of Justice, 2007-08 – Call for applications

Applications are now open for current BCL/LLB, LLM or DCL students graduating in June or November 2007, and recent graduates, to apply for a 9-month position as a Judicial Assistant at the International Court of Justice (The Hague), starting in September 2007. Deadline: Monday, January 15, 2007, 3 pm.

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Published on : 12 Dec 2006

Empowering the human family

With Human Rights Day looming on the horizon, the McGill Reporter takes a look at some of the many impressive initiatives being undertaken at McGill.

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Published on : 07 Dec 2006