Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism

The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism invites submissions of unpublished papers under the theme “Queer Approaches to Law, Justice, and Equality in the New Decade”. We encourage a diversity of topics and perspectives.

Published on: 15 Jan 2020

The Faculty of Law is pleased to share that it has been ranked among the world’s top universities to study law by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. The 2020 ranking by subject declared McGill the 20th best school to study law worldwide among 190 universities, placing McGill in the worldwide Top 20 for a third consecutive year.

Classified as: Fortier Chair, Stikeman Chair, MacKell Chair
Published on: 12 Nov 2019

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor René Provost, Ad. E., has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Professor Provost is one of nine McGill scholars to be named as RSC Fellows. Their induction will take place on November 22. Established in 1883, the RSC numbers more than 2,400 Fellows, selected by their peers for outstanding contributions to the natural and social sciences, arts, and humanities.

Published on: 11 Sep 2019

The O’Brien Graduate Fellowships were established in 2005 through a very generous gift from David O’Brien for outstanding Masters or Doctoral students studying in the area of human rights and legal pluralism in the Faculty of Law, McGill University. McGill’s graduate programs in law are the most extensive in Canada. Courses draw upon the civilian and common law traditions, but also include diverse legal traditions, legal theory, international law, environmental law, health law, human rights law, comparative private and public law, and air and space law.

Published on: 6 Sep 2019

On May 30, 2019, Emeritus Professor the Honorable Irwin Cotler, P.C., O.C., O.Q. (BA’61, BCL’64), will receive a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, and give the commencement address at the Faculty of Law’s convocation ceremony.

Published on: 29 May 2019

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Andrea K. Bjorklund has been appointed associate dean (graduate studies) for a three-year term, effective July 1, 2019, and Professor Rosalie Jukier has been appointed associate dean (academic) for a two-year term, effective September 1, 2019.

Published on: 25 Apr 2019

On March 25, 2019, the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism of McGill University was pleased to award German-Turkish journalist and producer Deniz Yücel the Robert S. Litvack Award, who accepted it on behalf of all threatened and silenced Turkish voices. The award was presented to Mr. Yücel by Gabriela Siegel and Sylvia Litvack, respectively grand-daughter and widow of Robert Litvack.

Published on: 27 Mar 2019

The Faculty of Law’s Sustainability Committee is a new entity, created in response to student demand, building on impressive groundwork by members of a student-led committee. The committee fosters sustainability initiatives at the Faculty, and promotes the Faculty’s engagement in sustainability at McGill. We work closely with the McGill Office of Sustainability.

Our objective for our first year in existence is to design and implement a green strategy for the Faculty.

Published on: 20 Mar 2019

The McGill International Experience Awards, supported by Joseph Schull (BA'82, MA'85) and Anna Yang (BCL'88, LLB'88), help students gain first hand international experience related to their field of study.

Current BCL/LLB students are invited to apply for the following internship awards by Monday, March 25, 2019, noon (EST).  (extended deadline)

Published on: 13 Mar 2019

The Faculty is pleased to announce that doctoral candidate and O’Brien Graduate Fellow J. Mauricio Gaona was awarded the 2018 Principal’s Prize for Public Engagement through Media in the Graduate Students, Research Associates and Post-Doctoral Fellows category.

Published on: 28 Feb 2019

The McGill International Experience Awards, supported by Joseph Schull (BA'82, MA'85) and Anna Yang (BCL'88, LLB'88), help students gain first hand international experience related to their field of study.

Current BCL/LLB students are invited to apply for the following internship awards by Monday, March 25, 2019, noon (EST). (extended deadline)

Published on: 19 Dec 2018

The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism invites McGill students and recent McGill graduates to submit abstracts of essays or work in progress for presentation on Friday, March 15, 2019 at a half-day conference to be held as part of the 2018-2019 Disability and Human Rights Initiative.

Deadline: January 21, 2019.

Published on: 22 Nov 2018

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor François Crépeau, holder of the Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law, has been reappointed as Director of the Center for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) for a two-year term, effective August 1, 2018.

Published on: 1 Jun 2018

The Faculty of Law is pleased to share the news that Professor François Crépeau was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada by Governor General Julie Payette on December 29, 2017. Professor Crépeau, who was honoured for “his research and contributions to international law and for his efforts to promote civil rights, particularly with respect to refugees,” joins the prestigious roster of McGill Law community members appointed to the Order of Canada.

Published on: 9 Jan 2018

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