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A conversation with Justice Juan Guzmán, Prosecutor of Augusto Pinochet

October 15, 2014, Faculty of Law, McGill University

Juan Salvador Guzmán Tapia, the retired Chilean judge who was the first to prosecute former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet on human rights charges, was at the Faculty on October 15, 2014, in front of a packed Moot Court, to discuss the case and its significance for the Chilean people. His talk was recorded and a link will be posted shortly for those who were unable to attend. You can listen to his presentation here: bcooltv.mcgill.ca/ListRecordings.aspx?CourseID=10565

John P. Humphrey Lecture in Human Rights

September 17, 2014, Faculty of Law, McGill University

On September 17, 2014 Professor Steven Ratner, who holds the Bruno Simma Collegiate Chair of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, gave the 2014 John P. Humphrey Lecture in Human Rights. His talk was titled "After Atrocity: Optimizing UN Action toward Accountability for Human Rights Abuses." UPDATE: his lecture was recorded and is now available here: The lecture recording is also available: bcooltv.mcgill.ca/ListRecordings.aspx?CourseID=10557

Joseph Arvay

Litvack Lecture - Litigating Charter Challenges: Stories of a Constitutional Lawyer

Tuesday, March 18, 2014, Faculty of Law, McGill University

The Litvack Lecture was given by Joseph Arvay, QC, recipient of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism 2014 Robert S. Litvack Award.

Joseph Arvay is a Canadian lawyer who has argued numerous landmark Supreme Court of Canada cases involving civil liberties and constitutional rights. The Robert S. Litvack Award recognizes his outstanding lifetime achievement. Mr Arvay’s lecture was recorded and can be viewed on McGill’s media servers.

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