By Paul Stephen Dempsey
Special to the Gazette May 14, 2013
MONTREAL — Qatar’s proposal to move the International Civil Aviation Organization’s headquarters to the Persian Gulf would be a significant blow to Montreal. ICAO, which regulates safety, security and environmental issues in international aviation, has been a key part of Montreal since the organization began operations in 1947.
Armel Brice Adanhounme, a Banting postdoctoral fellow at McGill University’s Faculty of Law and associate researcher at the Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT), was recently shortlisted for this year's Kari Polanyi-Levitt Prize for his paper, “Assessing Chinese Investments in sub-Saharan African Countries: An Institutional Perspective.”
The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that its Private Justice and the Rule of Law Research Team was awarded funding for an ambitious program of research entitled “Private Justice and its Laws: Harmonization, Conciliation and Legitimacy”. At $450,000, this is one of the largest peer-reviewed awards ever to have come to the Faculty.
The question of reasonable accomodations in Quebec, which in the past was largely a legal issue, has become a driving force in the public discourse.
Coexistence among diverse cultures has also taken on a life of its own in the media with the so-called "Reasonable Accomodation Crisis" and attendant ideological disputes, cystallizing identity politics and feeding various academic and public polemics.
At its annual banquet held April 20, 2013, the Association des professeures et professeurs de droit du Québec (APDQ) awarded Mr. Daniel Clarry its Excellence Prize for best master's theses in 2013 for his work entitled "The irreducible core of the trust" (see on eScholarship@McGill), prepared under the direction of Professor Lionel Smith, McGill University. The jury was composed of Professors Hervé Cassan (U.
More than a dozen members of the McGill Faculty of Law community have received Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals this year.
The award, which was created in 2012 to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the Throne, recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to Canadian society. In total, 60,000 Canadian medals were awarded in ceremonies occurring throughout the year.
On April 3, 2013, the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law launched three new books and a new resource website.
During a well-attended reception held in the Common Room, Professor Yaëll Emerich, interim director of the Centre, presented the books and a new database, and took the opportunity to warmly thank the many writers, editors, supporters and colleagues who participated in their preparation.
The Tax Justice Research Symposium aims to bring together academic researchers and graduate students, investigative journalists and campaigners to exchange information on tax justice research being done, identify research needs and gaps and develop strategies to facilitate research and collaboration between researchers and campaigners.
Opening talk: "Global Research Agenda on Tax Justice" with John Christensen (Tax Justice Network, UK)
Topics will include:
Professor Allison Christians, holder of the H. Heward Stikeman Chair in Tax Law at McGill University, invites you to a panel discussion on tax justice.
John Christensen, Tax Justice Network (UK)
Diana Gibson, Canadians for Tax Fairness
James Henry, Chair, Global Alliance for Tax Justice and former Chief Economist, McKinsey & Co.