Student Coordinators & Researchers

Nicolas Kamran

Kamran NicolasNicolas Kamran is a BCL/JD student at the McGill Faculty of Law, where he remains deeply invested in community and academic life. His research interests lie in criminal justice, human rights, and public international law. As of his fourth year at the Faculty, Nicolas has worked as an Executive Editor at the McGill Journal of Sustainable Development Law, a research assistant to Professors François Crépeau, Marie Manikis, Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry, and Nandini Ramanujam, a group assistant for McGill’s first-year criminal justice course, and as a member of the Faculty’s Academic Freedom Advocacy clinic. In Summer 2022, Nicolas was an international human rights intern working in criminal defence at Nunavut Legal Aid. In 2024–2025, he will be a law clerk at the Federal Court of Canada.

Andrea Carboni Jimenez – IHRIP Coordinator

Carboni Jimenez AndreaAndrea is a third year BCL/JD student at McGill’s Faculty of Law and program coordinator for the International Human Rights Internships Program (IHRIP). She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Psychology and a Master of Science in Psychiatry from McGill. Prior to her legal studies, Andrea’s research focused on examining burden among informal caregivers to people living with systemic sclerosis and evaluating the effectiveness of psychological interventions among incarcerated individuals. At the Faculty, she is a Senior Editor of the McGill Law Journal and Co-founder and VP Communications of the McGill Law Latin American Students Association. In the first summer of law school, she interned at the Legal Clinic of Disability and Human Rights of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.

Eric Epp – IHRIP Coordinator

Epp EricEric is a third-year BCL/JD student at McGill's Faculty of Law. He holds a BA (Honours) in English Literature from the University of Alberta and an LMus (Voice Performance) from McGill. Eric grew up in Edmonton and spent many happy summers during university working as a costumed historical interpreter at Fort Edmonton Park. Following his studies in music, he worked for two years as a tour guide at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg. Currently, Eric is an executive editor at Rooted, McGill Law's Indigenous law journal, and is enjoying direct learning experiences during his final years of law school, including the Kawaskimhon National Aboriginal Moot and work with the Center for Research-Action on Race Relations through the clinic course. Eric cherished his internship with the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan and is grateful to be involved in the Centre's work. He thanks everyone who has helped him learn so far.

Emmy Labbé

Emmy Labbé Emmy Labbé is a second-year student in the BCL/JD program at McGill’s Faculty of Law. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and International Law from the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM). She has previously volunteered with UQAM’s International Clinic for Human Rights, with the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru’s Legal Clinic for Human Rights and Disability, and with a legal clinic for refugees and migrants in Peru. She also worked at Amnesty International Canada Francophone, and in the immigration law field. At McGill, Emmy is Co-Director of McGill’s Chapter of the International Refugee Assistance Project, and she is Co-Coordinator of the CHRLP’s Disability Initiative.

Alexa Nesbitt – Office and Events Assistant for the CHRLP

Alexa NesbittAlexa is a third year BCL/JD candidate at McGill's Faculty of Law. She previously completed a BA in the study of Society, Culture and Religion at McMaster University. Before coming to McGill, Alexa worked as FNMI Graduation Coach for the Four Directions Program in Northwestern Ontario, where she grew up. Alexa is especially interested in the areas of family law and child welfare.

Shirley Wang

Shirley WangShirley is a BCL/JD candidate at McGill University’s Faculty of Law. She completed a Bachelor of Science with majors in Microbiology and Immunology and Political Science at McGill University, after which she lived in Cologne as a McCall MacBain International Fellow. Shirley has previously worked as a Junior Research Scholar at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Outreach Analyst at the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, and Research Assistant at McGill’s Centre for International Peace and Security Studies. Outside of her studies and work, Shirley is a Junior Editor at the McGill Law Journal and Co-Founder of the McGill 17 Rooms Initiative. She has strong interests in international arbitration, corporate governance, as well as the law and ethics of armed conflict.

Nadine Rutledge

(she/her/elle) is honoured to have the opportunity to contribute to and support the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism’s Disability Initiative. Nadine is a BCL/JD candidate in the Faculty of Law at McGill University. She has a Master of Laws (LLM) in Medical Law and Ethics from the University of Edinburgh and a Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies (BCR) from the University of Calgary. She is also a past participant in Yale University’s Summer Institute in Bioethics. Nadine’s academic research has focused on health inequalities and the allocation of scarce resources during public health emergencies using disability-inclusive responses. Many of her past experiences involve disability-related organizations and adaptive sports. Nadine is a member of the Disabled Leaders Network and a past member of the Alberta Para-Alpine Ski Team.

Allison Bender

Allison BenderAllison Bender is a BCL/JD candidate at McGill Faculty of Law. Prior to her legal studies, she completed a BA in Political Science and BMus in Comprehensive Music from Wilfrid Laurier University. She is interested in the intersections of law and equality, with a particular focus on the rights of workers, women, and LGBT+ peoples in both international and domestic contexts.  At the Faculty, Allison is a Senior Editor for the McGill Journal of Sustainable Development Law and a Student Reference Assistant at the Nahum Gelber Law Library. She has volunteered with the Regroupement des maisons pour femmes victimes de violence conjugale and the Legal Information Clinic at McGill, and completed and internship with Avocats Sans Frontières Canada through the Centre’s International Human Rights Internship Program in 2023.

Parmida Esmaeil

Parmida EsmaeilParmida is a BCL/JD candidate at McGill University’s Faculty of Law. She holds a B.A. (Hons.) and M.A. in Political Science from the University of British Columbia - Vancouver. She has a broad range of experience in the human rights and NGO space, including a present legal internship at the Citizen Lab. Her past research has looked at the intersection of human rights and information-communication technologies, in particular in the context of protests and social movements.

Chlöe Shahinian – CHRLP Blog Coordinator

Chlöe ShahinianChlöe is currently a second-year B.C.L/J.D. student at the Faculty of Law. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Honours Political Science and a Master of Arts in Political Science (International Relations specialization), both from McGill University. Her Master’s thesis studied the relationship between the use of force and legitimacy perceptions of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations in Mali and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. During her Master’s, Chlöe had the opportunity to intern at the Canadian Delegation to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and then went on to work for Global Affairs Canada during the 2021 - 2022 academic year in their Security and Defence division. In Summer 2023, Chlöe was an intern in the CHRLP’s International Human Rights Internship Program and completed a 12-week placement in Kampala, Uganda with the Centre for Health, Human Rights and Development. With respect to activities at the Faculty, Chlöe holds the position of Executive Editor at Inter Gentes, the McGill Journal of International Law and Legal Pluralism, volunteers as a Junior Caseworker at the Legal Information Clinic at McGill, and is a Junior Manager at the McGill Law Journal. She is passionate about the intersection of the law and human rights and looks forward to the opportunity to coordinate the CHRLP Blog! 

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