We invite paper proposals for a Tax Justice and Human Rights Research Collaboration Symposium, to be held at the McGill Faculty of Law, Montreal, Quebec, from Wednesday to Friday, 18-20 June, 2014.
The symposium will explore the fundamental connections between taxation and human rights by providing a forum for collaboration among emerging scholars, established academics, civil society organization representatives, tax justice advocacy groups, tax policy makers, and researchers from around th
Both law and machine are man's creations. Both exist to serve him, but may very well hurt him too, since both they are not always used for their intended purposes. Law and machines can come from the noblest enterprises, but can also serve the cause of folly. They are instruments of progress.
This fifth edition of the “Competition and Innovation” conference series will explore the relationship between law and technique, between law and the machine. It will take stock of the changes and responses of law to technical advances and revisit the fears often associated with progress.
On March 18, 2014, the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism of McGill University was pleased to award Joseph Arvay, QC, the Robert S. Litvack Award for his exceptional public interest work and outstanding lifetime achievement.
On March 18, 2014, the Arts Council of Canada announced the recipients of the 2014 Killam Fellowships. Among the five nominees is Professor Lionel Smith, director of the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law and a James McGill Professor at the Faculty of Law of McGill University.
Professor Lionel Smith's Killam award will allow him to carry out a two-year full-time research project entitled Conflicts of Interest and Fiduciary Obligations.
DCL candidate Edin Hodžić will be defending his thesis, "The (not so) gentle civilizer of consociations?: International human rights law and the challenges of group political rights", which was prepared under the supervision of Professor Mark Antaki.
Mediation at McGill (mediationmcgill.org), a community mediation initiative run by law students, recently received a generous donation of $2,500 to support its activities. The gift was made by Me Eric Cadl, Me Douglas Mitchell (BCL’88, LLB’88), Me Odette Jobin-Laberge, the Hon. Louise Otis, and Me Sylvain Lussier, five Montreal practitioners who are among the authors of the book Recours et procédures en appel, which received the Walter Owen Prize.
The Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory (LLDRL) is delighted to share two pieces of good news with the community.
First, Armel Brice Adanhounme (on left), who was a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the LLDRL from 2011-2013, was recently hired as a professor of Industrial Relations in the Département des sciences de la gestion at l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. We wish him the greatest of success in his new endeavor.
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.
The Faculty of Law is proud to announce that Professor Robert Leckey, a William Dawson Scholar in the Faculty of Law and a member of the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law, has been elected to the Global Young Academy.
Based in Berlin, the prestigious Academy consists of more than 155 young, independent researchers from around the world, who come together to address topics of global importance during a four-year term.
The Faculty of Law was delighted to learn that on January 29, 2014, adjunct professor Jeffrey Edwards (BCL’86, LLB’86) was appointed to the Civil Division of the Court of Quebec in Montreal.
Justice Edwards, who was admitted to the Bar in 1987, has mostly practiced civil and commercial litigation. He is also an accredited arbitrator and mediator, and as such, he specializes in the resolution of construction and product quality claims.