Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism news
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:
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.
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.
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.
The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism at McGill University is very pleased to announce that the Faculty of Law's International Courts and Tribunal Program has received an Award for Excellence in Internationalization.
Emmy award-nominated filmmaker Joshua M. Greene delivered the 6th Annual Holocaust Memorial Lecture by presenting the North American premiere of his documentary "Hitler's Courts: The Betrayal of the Rule of Law in Nazi Germany."
Stephen Toope, BCL'83, LLB'83, a popular former professor and dean of the Faculty of Law, is the new president of the University of British Columbia. He's the second McGill grad in a row to be named to UBC's top job, replacing Martha Piper, PhD'87.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Nandini Ramanujam has been appointed as executive director of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism.
The New Brunswick Human Rights Commission unveiled a plaque in honour of native son John Peters Humphrey during its 2006 Human Rights Award ceremony, held on June 16 at the New Brunswick legislative assembly in Fredericton.