The Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law welcomes Bertrand Stoffel, University of Zurich, for a Civil Law Workshop, under the theme « Les apparences en droit civil ».
Appearance plays a major role in civil evidence. Certainly, the judge may sometimes rely on science to prove facts. Often however, the judge will have to base her judgment on what appears to her as true or false.
The 2nd Manfred Lachs International Conference on Global Space Governance will be an opportunity to analyze the current socio-political, strategic and legal challenges to the achievement of good global space governance. The conference will also aim to propose viable policy options and regulatory mechanisms that will help ensure that present generations of humanity can continue their exploration and use of outer space without seriously compromising the possibility for future generations to do the same.
(In French only) Si les sources du droit ont pu être qualifiées de « délicieuses », elles deviennent une véritable gourmandise, confrontées au droit de la responsabilité civile. La gourmandise renvoie tant aux plaisirs qu’aux vices. Le plaisir qu’il y a à analyser les sources du droit de la responsabilité civile réside dans la mise en lumière d’une véritable interaction entre les sources. Le vice que révèle la confrontation d’une théorie des sources et du droit de la responsabilité est la persistance de certains conflits.
DCL candidate Carlos Ivan Fuentes will be defending his thesis, "Normative plurality in international law: The impact of international human rights law in the doctrine of sources of international law", which was prepared under the supervision of Professor Evan Fox-Decent.
Join us for a lecture 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.
The Disability & Law Reading Group will be taking on Disability, Accessibility, and Public Spaces as a topic.
For more information, email Dr Futsum Abbay, coordinator: futsum [dot] abbay [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca.
The Faculty of Law of McGill University is delighted to announce that starting January 2014, it will host The American Journal of Comparative Law, in partnership with the Georgetown University Law Center. Professor Helge Dedek, who is Director of the Institute of Comparative Law at McGill, has been named co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, together with two colleagues in Washington D.C.
Calls for papers: 2nd Manfred Lachs International Conference on Global Space Governance - 29-31 May 2014
The Committee is inviting submission of papers that, among other things, will discuss and critically analyze the current socio-political, strategic and legal challenges to the achievement of good global space governance and, as well, propose viable policy options and regulatory mechanisms that will help ensure that present generations of humanity can continue their exploration and use of outer space without seriously compromising the possibility for future generations to do the same.
2nd Manfred Lachs International Conference on Global Space Governance
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This university year, the Center for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism is hosting the Speaker Series on Economic Justice. This series aims to foster critical reflections and facilitate interdisciplinary conversations amongst scholars interested in/working on issues related to economic justice.
The October 2013 edition of Focus online takes a look at the Faculty of Law’s 5th annual DCL retreat that took place this September, to discuss ‘Finding Our Place in Academic Life.’
The event, which was coorganized by doctoral candidates Jodi Lazare and Geoffrey Conrad, drew over 30 students for a full day of rewarding and insightful discussion.
Read the story in the October 2013 edition of Focus online: publications.mcgill.ca/droit/2013/10/16/theres-a-place-for-us/