Faculty of Law news
The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism at McGill University is very pleased to announce that the Faculty of Law's International Courts and Tribunal Program has received an Award for Excellence in Internationalization.
Alumnus Guillaume Rousseau will be launching his book, "La nation à l'épreuve de l'immigration," on Wednesday, November 8, at Salle Ludger-Duvernay, 82 Sherbrooke Street West, at 7 pm. Bernard Landry, who wrote the preface, will be in attendance.
Frédéric Desmarais (Law III) has won the 2006 Matthieu-Bernard legal essay contest organized by the Société québécoise de droit international. His paper, "Le consentement préalable, libre et éclairé des peuples autochtones en droit international à la lumière des modèles de l'intégrité culturelle et de l'autodétermination: l'émergence d'un principe prématuré," impressed the jury, who declared it an excellent paper, with its solid documentation and detailed analysis. His text will be published in the Revue québécoise de droit international in March 2007.
On United Nations Day (Oct. 24), Provost Anthony Masi and VP (Development & Alumni Relations) Ann Dowsett Johnston joined Dean Nicholas Kasirer in the Gelber Law Library to announce the establishment of the Oppenheimer Chair.
McGill University is pleased to announce the creation of the Hans and Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law, endowed by the generous support of Tamar Oppenheimer, OC, BA'46 (McGill), MA'53 (public international law, Columbia University), LLD'94 (McGill), who was the first Canadian woman to have been appointed as an Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations Secretariat.
Emmy award-nominated filmmaker Joshua M. Greene delivered the 6th Annual Holocaust Memorial Lecture by presenting the North American premiere of his documentary "Hitler's Courts: The Betrayal of the Rule of Law in Nazi Germany."
Roderick A. Macdonald, F.R. Scott Professor of Constitutional and Public Law at McGill University, has been mandated by Justice Minister Yvon Marcoux to head an expert panel that will examine if any measures to prevent Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) should be adopted by the government.
Last night, Professor Margaret Somerville gave the first installment of her 2006 Massey Lecture, on the theme "The Ethical Imagination: Journeys of the Human Spirit," at the Mount Royal Centre. The next four lectures will be delivered across Canada: St. John's, Oct. 14; Vancouver, Oct. 17; Calgary, Oct. 19; Toronto, Oct. 27. The lectures will then be broadcast on CBC's radio program "Ideas," from November 6 to 10, 2006.