MONTRÉAL, 18 November 2013 – The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced today that Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu of Nigeria has unanimously been elected as the new President-elect of the ICAO Council. He will officially take over the reins as ICAO Council President beginning 1 January 2014, for a three-year term. Dr. Aliu is a graduate of McGill University's Institute of Air & Space Law.
Calls for papers: 2nd Manfred Lachs International Conference on Global Space Governance - 29-31 May 2014
The Committee is inviting submission of papers that, among other things, will discuss and critically analyze the current socio-political, strategic and legal challenges to the achievement of good global space governance and, as well, 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.
2nd Manfred Lachs International Conference on Global Space Governance
The Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL) of the Faculty of Law at McGill University intends to appoint one or two Postdoctoral Research Fellow(s) during the 2014-2015 academic year.
Deadline to apply: 14 February 2014.
Join us for this conference held to mark Human Rights Day
Center for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism’s O’Brien Fellow in Residence Dr. Semahagn G. Abebe and Visiting Fellow Dr. Christophe Golay will discuss the various human rights implications of large-scale land acquisitions – also called land grabbing – in the global south, with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.
Join us for this year's John E.C. Brierley Memorial Lecture, which will be delivered by Gary Born, Chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group at WilmerHale in London, and author of leading treatise International Commercial Arbitration.
DCL Candidate Philipp Kastner will be defending his doctoral thesis, Rest in Peace? Legal normativity in the resolution of internal armed conflicts, which was prepared under the supervision of Professor René Provost.
DCL Candidate Enrique Boone Barrera will be defending his doctoral thesis, Fragmentation of property rights in the Mexican ejido and its effects on the exercise of constitutionally protected rights, which was prepared under the supervision of Professor Víctor Muñiz-Fraticelli.
DCL Candidate Marie-Ève Couture Ménard will be defending her doctoral thesis, Les collaborations public-privé en santé publique au Canada et la responsabilité publique des acteurs participants : Une analyse juridique d’un phénomène émergent, which was prepared under the supervision of Professor Lara Khoury.
On October 29, 2013, the Faculty of Law held a reception in the Common Room to honour the memory of Alex Konigsberg QC, BCL’63, and to also mark the launch of the Alex Konigsberg Management & Law Bursary.
The Faculty of Law was privileged to welcome Mr. Konigsberg’s widow, Vivian Konigsberg, and many members of his family. Several of his friends, colleagues and former McGill Law classmates also attended.
Legal Theory Workshop with Scott Shapiro, Yale University.
About the speaker
Scott Shapiro is the Charles F. Southmayd Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at Yale Law School. He joined the Yale Law faculty in July 2008 as a professor of law and philosophy.