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Democracy, Human Rights and the Fragility of Freedom

International human rights experts convene at Echenberg Family Global Conference to address democratic citizenship and the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms on a global scale How do we bridge the gap between the theory of human rights and the complex social, political and economic realities of a turbulent and interconnected world?

The McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) and the McGill Faculty of Law will host the Echenberg F...

Published: 1 Mar 2013

Yaëll Emerich named acting director of the Crépeau Centre

Professor Daniel Jutras, Dean of the Faculty of Law, has announced that Professor Yaëll Emerich has been named by the Provost of McGill University as Acting Director of the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law, from 1 January 2013 to 30 June 2013.

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Published: 7 Feb 2013

Roderick Alexander Macdonald, O.C.

McGill University Law Professor Roderick A. Macdonald has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada, one of Canada’s highest civilian honours.

On December 30, Professor Macdonald, the F.R. Scott Professor of Constitutional and Public Law and former Dean of the Faculty of Law, was one of 33 Officers, two Companions and 56 new Members welcomed to the Order of Canada.

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Published: 8 Jan 2013

Future Royal Society of Canada library to be named after Professor Rod Macdonald

On November 16, 2012 at an event at the Ottawa Convention Centre to mark the 130th anniversary of Royal Society of Canada (RSC), Governor General David Johnston announced the creation of a new library at Walter House, the RSC’s new headquarters in Ottawa. “I am equally delighted to announce that this new reading room, with the support and encouragement of his many friends, colleagues and loved ones, is to be named in honour of Rod Macdonald,” he added.

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Published: 7 Dec 2012

H. Patrick Glenn Named President of the American Society of Comparative Law

Professor H. Patrick Glenn was elected President of the American Society of Comparative Law, during the ASCL’s annual conference October 4 to 6, 2012.

The following day, when asked when he would begin his term, Glenn chuckled, “It’s started already! I spent the morning on practical business for the Association. We need to find an editor for the Journal, to start with.”

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Published: 22 Oct 2012

Nicholas Kasirer receives honorary doctorate from Université de Sherbrooke

During its graduation ceremony held on September 22, 2012, the Université de Sherbrooke granted an honorary doctoral degree to the Hon. Nicholas Kasirer, BCL’85, LLB’85, former Professor (1989-2009) and Dean (2003-2009) of the Faculty of Law of McGill University and now a Justice of Quebec’s Court of Appeal.

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Published: 1 Oct 2012

DCL candidate Kate Glover Awarded Vanier Scholarship

The Faculty warmly congratulates Kate Glover, one of our outstanding DCL students, who was recently awarded one of Canada’s most prestigious awards for doctoral students, the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

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Published: 6 Sep 2012

François Crépeau made Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced 71 new Fellows today, including eight McGill researchers and scholars from the faculties of Science, Engineering, Law and Arts. Among them is Professor François Crépeau, who holds the Hans and Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in International Law at the Faculty of Law.

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Published: 6 Sep 2012

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