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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

Media Advisory: The Defense of Omar Khadr in Guantanamo

McGill's Faculty of Law is proud to welcome William "Bill" C. Kuebler, an American lawyer and a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps who has been assigned to the Office of Military Commissions, for a public address. He has acted as counsel for Canadian youth Omar Khadr, detained in Guantanamo.

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Published on : 18 Oct 2007

Transnational corporations accused of propping up genocidal regimes

From around the world, survivors of genocide and witnesses to it, human rights activists, legal scholars and legislators are travelling to Montreal to attend the three-day Global Conference on the Prevention of Genocide, held by the McGill University Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism. In an editorial in the Gazette, Janet Bagnall discusses corporate complicity in genocide.

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Published on : 10 Oct 2007

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