Frédéric Mégret receives honorary doctorate


Published: 29Nov2022
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Image by Courtesy of the University of Copenhagen (credit: Nikolai Linares).

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that, on 25 November, Professor Frédéric Mégret received an honorary doctorate from the University of Copenhagen at a ceremony followed by a reception with Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II as special guest. Professor Mégret had delivered his lecture associated with the award, entitled “Roaming Rights and Global Mobility,” at the Faculty of Law of the University of Copenhagen the day prior.  

“During the past two decades, Mégret has cemented his name as one of the most influential scholars in international law of his generation,” his nomination letter highlighted. “A generalist international lawyer at heart, his research has often explored some of the new frontiers of the discipline as it has taken a notable turn to the “global”, increasingly integrating dimensions of international and domestic law, and profoundly remodeling the state in the process.”  

Frédéric Mégret is a full professor and a William Dawson Scholar at the McGill University Faculty of Law. His interests lie in international criminal justice, international human rights law, international humanitarian law, the law of international organizations, transitional justice, criminal law, and general international law. He was appointed co-director of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism in 2021. Professor Mégret held the Canada Research Chair on the Law of Human Rights and Legal Pluralism from 2006 to 2015. A prolific scholar, he has authored or co-edited eight books, including a monograph on diasporas and international law (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming), co-authored with Larissa van den Herik, Leiden University.  

“I’m delighted to see this recognition of Professor Mégret’s stature as one of the world’s leading voices in international law,” said Dean Robert Leckey. “His pathbreaking scholarship is a shining example of using our distinctive integrated approach to legal research to tackle contemporary challenges on a global scale.”  


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