Human Rights Internships Working Paper Series

About the Working Paper Series

The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) Working Paper Series enables the dissemination of papers by students who have participated in the CHRLP’s International Human Rights Internship Program.

Through the Program, students complete placements with NGOs and tribunals where they gain practical work experience in human rights investigation, monitoring, and reporting. Students then write a research paper through a peer review and support process while participating in a seminar that critically engages with human rights discourses.

In accordance with McGill University’s Charter of Students’ Rights, students in this course have the right to submit in English or in French any written work that is to be graded. Therefore, papers in this series may be in either language.

The papers in this series are distributed free of charge in PDF format. Papers may be downloaded for personal use only. The opinions expressed in these papers remain solely those of the author(s). They should not be attributed to the CHRLP or McGill University. The papers in this series are intended to elicit feedback and to encourage debate on important public policy challenges. Copyright belongs to the author(s).

Spring 2017 - Volume 5

PDF icon Matthew Squire - Towards a Legal Pluralistic Approach of Law Reform: a Case Study of Mali’s Failed Family Law Reform of 1996-2009

PDF icon Fiona Cooke - Alternative Sanctions for International Crimes: Considering the Colombian Model

PDF icon Shaké Sarkhanian - Diplomatic Spaces, Indigenous Voices, and Equity in a Shifting Paradigm of Global Governance

PDF icon Nigah Awj - Right of a child with disabilities to NOT be institutionalized

PDF icon Alexander Agnello - Extrajudicial Killings and Human Rights Education in the Philippines

PDF icon Amanda Arella - Murky Waters: Evaluating the Role of Campaign Ships on the High Seas

PDF icon Antoine Beauchemin - Homosexualité au Maroc post-2011 : possibilités d’émancipation dans un décor couvert d’obstacles

PDF icon Blake Connell - Is it Really ‘All for One and One for All’? The Strengths and Weaknesses of the ‘LGBTI’ Label in Australian Rights Advocacy

PDF icon André Moreau - Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in Uganda: Overcoming Barriers in the Pursuit of Justice, Equity and Prosperity

PDF icon André Capretti - Human Rights, Rule of Law and Democracy in Post-Conflict Cambodia: Failures of the Paris Peace Agreement and Promises for Cambodia’s Future

PDF icon Jacinthe Dion - Falling Through the Cracks: Canadian Indigenous Children with Disabilities

PDF icon Amelia Philpott - Revisioning a Restorative Justice Response to the Crisis of Indigenous Overrepresentation in the Canadian Criminal Justice System

PDF icon Émilie de Haas - A Commitment to Reconciliation: Canada’s Next Steps in the Post-TRC Phase

PDF icon Rachel Kohut - ‘War on Drugs’—or on Pregnant Women who Use Drugs? Situating Russia and Canada in Global Drug Policy

Fall 2016 - Volume 4

PDF icon Michel Bélanger-Roy - Objectifs du Millénaire et droits humains: Prendre la mesure du progrès

PDF icon Frédérique St-Jean - La culture comme alliée du discours féministe: une étude de la situation tunisienne

PDF icon Sarah Chenevert-Beaudoin - Susciter l'empathie pour lutter contre les violations des droits de la personne: Perspectives critiques

PDF icon Jessica De Santi - "Dancing is for everybody": Street dance and cultural rights in Montreal

PDF icon Olivier Beaubien - Légitimité du Commentaire général no. 1 du Comité sur les droits des personnes handicapées

PDF icon Dominic Bell - Alcoholism in the North: Conceptualizing the Agency in Crime


Spring 2015 - Volume 3

Arielle Corobow - A New Vision for Human Rights Education in Quebec High Schools

Amélia Couture - The Politics of International Justice: the Security Council’s Impact on the Independence, Effectiveness and Legitimacy of the International Criminal Court

Jacinthe Poisson - Indigenous collective property: comparative study of the Canadian and the Inter-American systems

  Iñaki Navarrete "Démanteler les obstacles invalidants: Handicap mental et réparations habilitantes à la Cour interaméricaine des droits de l’homme" [.pdf] Published in the Revue québécoise de droit international 28.2 (2015)

Nicolas Aubin - Revisiting the (Hi)story: the Role of High School History Education in our Inability to Understand Environmental Challenges

Suzanne Zaccour - « C’est la faute à la culture! » Critique de la culturalisation du harcèlement de rue au Cameroun

Veaceslav Balan - Human Rights, Human Rights Based Approach, Empowerment and Development: Case Study Of Moldova and its Broader Lessons

Prophète Arbouet - Restavèk and Access to Justice

Matthias Heilke - Thinking Small: The Possibilities of Tort Law in Strategic Litigation for the Right to Health

Kyle Best - The Development of Piracy Law in West Africa & the Institutions Underpinning Counter-Piracy Efforts

Spring 2014 - Volume 2

PDF icon Angela Slater - Traditional Legal Institutions through a Rule of Law Lens: the Chieftaincy in Ghana

PDF icon Emily Hazlett - Disability Rights in a post-Convention Era: Protecting Legal Capacity at the European Court and Beyond

PDF icon Laura Rhodes - Supplementary Governance by Business for Human Rights Protection in Resource-Based Conflict

PDF icon Diya Bouchedid - Le système de contrôle international des drogues et les Droits de l’homme: Cohésion ou Confrontation?

PDF icon Audrey Mocle - Reshaping the Bad Barrel: Strategies for Human Rights Organizations to Mitigate the Situational and Systemic Forces Influencing Corporate Human Rights Abuse

PDF icon Lipi Mishra - Medicine and Marginalization: How Intellectual Property Laws Provide a “Generic” Solution to a Grave Human Rights Problem

PDF icon David Nugent - Recent Amendments to Nunavut’s Liquor Act: A Sensible Approach to Alcohol-Related Harm?

PDF icon Charlotte-Anne Malischewski - Where the Exception is the Norm: The Production of Statelessness in India

Spring 2013 - Volume 1

Éloïse Ouellet-Décoste. Forced Evictions & Grassroots Resistance in Phnom Penh: Lessons for advancing the rule of law in weak and captured states.
Read it: 2013_ihri_wps_v1n1-ouellet-decoste.pdf

Jacqueline Madden. Engaging with Customary Law in Timor-Leste: Approaches to Increasing Women’s Access to Justice.
Read it: 2013_ihri_wps_v1n2-madden.pdf

Anne-Claire Gayet. Contexts of Structural Discrimination in the Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Read it:  2013_ihri_wps_v1n3-gayet.pdf

Chris Durrant. “None of that Paper Stuff Works”: An Anti-Essentialist and Anti-Colonial Analysis of Efforts to End Domestic Assault in Nunavut.
Read it: 2013_ihri_wps_v1n4-durrant.pdf

Melissa Austen. The Unfinished Philippine Juvenile Justice Puzzle: the Missing Normative Piece to Restorative Youth Justice Legislation.
Read it: 2013_ihri_wps_v1n6-austen.pdf

Jeanne Mageau-Taylor. La question LGBT au Cameroun: Réflexions sur la criminalisation des pratiques homosexuelles et sur ses effets.
Read it: 2013_ihri_wps_v1n7_mageau-taylor.pdf

Will Collish. The International Criminal Court in Guinea: A Case Study of Complementarity.
Read it: 2013_ihri_wps_v1n8-collish.pdf

Molly Joeck. Gender Inequality and NGOs in Africa.
Read it: 2013_ihri_wps_v1n10-joeck.pdf

Edward Béchard-Torres. Finding Their Way by Conceptualizing Their Role: Court Orders and Social Rights in South Africa.
Read it: 2013_ihri_wps_v1n11-bechardtorres.pdf