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Professor Somerville receives inaugural Jean Echlin Award

Thu, 2014-09-18 12:05

On September 11, during the International Palliative Care conference in Montreal, Professor Margaret Somerville received the 2014 Jean Echlin Award for Ethics in Palliative Care, sponsored by the deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research.

The Institute wished to honour Professor Somerville’s career, stating that “she has been a bold beacon of reason in both her academic work and the public square against legalizing euthanasia, arguing for better access to high quality palliative care, especially pain management in caring for dying people.”

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Inaugural Spiegel Sohmer Tax Policy Colloquium

Wed, 2014-09-17 15:05

The Faculty of Law and the Stikeman Chair in Tax Law are pleased to announce the creation of the Spiegel Sohmer Tax Policy Colloquium, to be hosted annually at McGill University starting this Fall 2014 term.

The Spiegel Sohmer Tax Policy Colloquium has been made possible by a generous grant from the law firm Spiegel Sohmer, for the purpose of fostering an academic community in which learning and scholarship may flourish.

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Let’s Be Friends: The United States, Post-Genocide Rwanda, and Victor’s Justice in Arusha

Fri, 2014-09-26 14:00 - 16:00
Chancellor Day Hall : NCDH 316, 3644 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1W9

Join us for a presentation by Luc Reydams, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Notre-Dame (Indiana, USA); Fellow of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies; Senior Fellow Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies; and Professor of Law, Catholic University of Lublin (Poland).

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The Colour of Feminist Legal Scholarship

Fri, 2014-09-26 13:00 - 14:30
Chancellor Day Hall : NCDH 202, 3644 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1W9

Join us for a Margot Halpenny Lecture, part of the Annie MacDonald Langstaff workshops series, with Professor Rakhi Ruparelia, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa.

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A conversation with Justice Juan Guzmán, Prosecutor of Augusto Pinochet

Thu, 2014-10-16 17:35
Chancellor Day Hall : Maxwell Cohen Moot Court (NCDH 100), 3644 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1W9

Join us for a discussion with Justice Juan Guzmán moderated by Prof. René Provost.

Participants are encouraged to attend the film screening to be able to engage more fully in the discussion with Justice Guzmán!

RSVP: chrlp [dot] law [at] mcgill [dot] ca.

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Documentary film screening: "The Judge and the General" - The prosecution of Augusto Pinochet

Tue, 2014-10-14 17:00 - 19:00
Chancellor Day Hall : NCDH 312, 3644 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1W9

Join us for a screening of The Judge and the General documentary, after which Professeur Frédéric Mégret will moderate a discussion. It is highly recommended that people who wish to attend the discussion with Justice Guzmán the following day attend this screening.

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DCL Thesis Defence: Diane Howard

Sun, 2014-09-21 15:00 - 16:30
Chancellor Day Hall : NCDH 312, 3644 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1W9

DCL candidate Diane Howard will be defending her thesis, "The emergence of an effective national and international spaceport regime of law", which was prepared under the supervision of Professor Armand de Mestral.

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Tsilhqot’in: The Future of Aboriginal Title

Tue, 2014-09-30 17:30 - 19:30
Chancellor Day Hall : NCDH 312, 3644 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1W9

A casual panel discussion with five community members about the impacts of the recent SCC decision touching upon the Tsilhqot'in Nation (Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44).

Hosted by Professor Kirsten Anker, and co-sponsored by the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism.

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Federalism for Severely Divided Societies: Possibilities and Pathologies

Fri, 2014-09-19 16:30 - 18:00
Faculty Club : Ballroom, 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5
Price: Free

Donald L. Horowitz is the James B. Duke Professor of Law and Political Science Emeritus at Duke University and Senior Fellow at the International Forum for Democratic Studies of the National Endowment for Democracy.

He is the world's foremost expert on the politics and institutions of ethnically divided societies, and has consulted with governments around the world on constitutional reform, federalism, and the protection of ethnic minorities.

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Constitutional Processes for Severely Divided Societies

Fri, 2014-09-19 12:30 - 14:00
Chancellor Day Hall : NCDH 202, 3644 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1W9

A Legal Theory Workshop with Professor Donald Horowitz, the world's foremost expert on the politics and institutions of ethnically divided societies, who has consulted with governments around the world on constitutional reform, federalism, and the protection of ethnic minorities.

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