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Focus online - A postcard from el fin del mundo

Professor René Provost, who is currently doing a sabbatical year in Argentina with Professor Shauna Van Praagh and their three boys, sends us a note about their antipodean discoveries...

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Published on : 15 Apr 2011

Focus online - La Clinique de droit pénal international : sept ans au service des tribunaux du monde

The McGill International Justice Clinic recently received funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade that, confirming the importance of the Clinic's research contributions to criminal tribunals around the world. Meet the students currently working at the Clinic. (In French)

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Published on : 15 Apr 2011

Focus online: Vrinda Narain on multiculturalism, religious freedom and gender equality

Vrinda Narain practiced as a lawyer in Delhi for six years before taking on an LLM and a DCL degree at McGill. Now an assistant professor cross-appointed in the Faculties of Law and of Arts (at the McGill Institute of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies [IGSF]), she offers her critical take on multiculturalism and comments on what the upheaval in the Middle East means for women there.

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Published on : 09 Mar 2011

Mae J. Nam selected as recipient of the 2011 McGill Alumni Association’s James G. Wright Prize

For her record of volunteerism and community service, Nam has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 McGill Alumni Association’s (MAA) James G. Wright award, which will be presented at the MAA Awards Banquet on May 26.

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Published on : 04 Mar 2011

Focus online: Seeking justice for all

Chiara Fish, a third-year student at the Faculty, shares her experiences working as a human rights intern in Iqaluit, from helping with legal research to representing clients during bail hearings.

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Published on : 09 Feb 2011

Confronting Genocide: book on Genocide Conference now published

Edited by Professors René Provost and Payam Akhavan, this book is a collection of the essays that were written in the wake of the original presentations delivered at the Global Conference on the Prevention of Genocide held at McGill University in Montreal.

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Published on : 13 Dec 2010

Adelle Blackett receives 2010 prestigious Bora Laskin Fellowship

Professor Adelle Blackett, BCL’94, LLB’94, has received the 2010 Bora Laskin National Fellowship in Human Rights to pursue research in contemporary labour law.

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Published on : 17 Aug 2010

McGill University joins the Scholars at Risk Network

McGill University is now officially a member of the Scholars at Risk Network. Furthermore, Dr. Nandini Ramanujam, Executive Director of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, has been appointed as McGill’s representative in the SAR Network, and will coordinate the program here.

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Published on : 22 Jul 2010

Law students Christopher Maughan and Kelly McMillan win AUCC awards

Two students from the Faculty of Law spending the summer abroad working in international development were named recipients of internships prizes from the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC).

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Published on : 12 Jul 2010

Mourning Tamar Oppenheimer, OC, BA’46, LLD’94

It is with regret that the Faculty of Law learned that Dr. Tamar Oppenheimer, OC, BA’46, LLD’94, passed away on June 9, 2010. She was 84.

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Published on : 29 Jun 2010

Jasmine Wahhab, BCL/LLB’06, to clerk at International Court of Justice

Jasmine Wahhab, BCL/LLB’06, has been selected to clerk at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague in 2010-2011, as part of the Judicial Assistants Program of the Court.

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Published on : 23 Apr 2010

Sam Walker wins prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Samuel Walker, BCL/LLB’10, has been awarded a Gates Scholarship to attend the University of Cambridge (UK), where he will be pursuing a master’s degree in international law.

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Published on : 20 Apr 2010

Mario Prost, DCL’09, wins 2009 APDQ Prize for best doctoral thesis

Mario Prost, DCL’09, has won the 2009 Prize for best doctoral thesis from the Association des professeurs de droit du Québec (APDQ).

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Published on : 16 Apr 2010

Launch of the Echenberg Human Rights Fellows blog

The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism is pleased to announce the official launch of the McGill Echenberg Human Rights Fellows blog.

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Published on : 15 Apr 2010

Call for applications - 2nd International Young Leaders Forum

To explore the unique contribution that young professionals and scholars can make to the promotion of multiculturalism and human rights, the Centre will host the second International Forum for Young Leaders, October 4-7, 2010. The Forum will consist of a series of workshops, roundtable discussions, and cultural events aimed at engaging the policy issues that ethno-cultural diversity raises.

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Published on : 01 Feb 2010