Law student Peter Grbac receives Helton Fellowship


This spring, BCL/LLB student Peter Grbac received an Arthur C. Helton Fellowship from the American Society of International Law (ASIL) to help support his 2014 summer internship in India.

Peter, who holds a master’s degree in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from the University of Oxford and an AB in Social Studies from Harvard College, is currently doing a McGill Human Rights Internship with the Calcutta Research Group (CRG), in India. Peter has been assisting the CRG with ongoing research projects focused on the legal dimensions of immigration and refugee matters. Peter has also been carrying out his own research project to examine the implications of India’s ambivalent refugee law policy on the experiences of refugees in Calcutta.  

Established in 2004 and funded by contributions from ASIL members, interest groups and private foundations, Helton Fellowships provide "micro-grants" ($2,000) to law students and young professionals to pursue field work and research on issues involving international law, human rights, humanitarian affairs and related areas.

Law grad Sasha Hart (BCL/LLB’12) received a Helton Fellowship in 2011 for her human rights internship working with The Equality Effect, in Kenya.