Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism news
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.
Payam Akhavan, associate professor of International Law at McGill, says in an op-ed about the arrest of former University of Toronto professor Ramin Jahanbegloo by Iranian authorities: "Jahanbegloo's crime is that he advocates democracy and social progress through non-violence and cultural dialogue."
A generous endowment made possible by David P. O'Brien, BCL'65, has created a fellowship for the most promising group of DCL or LLM candidates at McGill's Faculty of Law.
The Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs has awarded a one-year, $150,000 grant to the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism to finance an internships programme.