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Le Laboratoire de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les droits de l'enfant<https://droitcivil.uottawa.ca/laboratoire-recherche-interdisciplinaire-droi…> (LRIDE) lance son un concours annuel de rédaction sur les droits de l'enfant !
Les candidats doivent être inscrits dans un programme d’études dans les institutions qui accueillent les membres du réseau CAHRI, Association canadienne des instituts sur les droits de la personne / Canadian Association of Human Rights Institutes,<https://wp.stu.ca/ahrc/association-of-canadian-human-rights-institutes/> c’est-à-dire : Université St. Thomas, Université McGill, Université du Manitoba, Université Laval, UQAM, Université de la Saskatchewan, Université de la Colombie Britannique, Université de Toronto, Université Carleton, Université McMaster, Université Concordia, Université York et Université d’Ottawa.
Le concours comprend deux catégories : Premier cycle et Études supérieures. Les candidats doivent soumettre une étude portant sur une question reliée aux droits de l’enfant. Le texte doit avoir été préparé dans le cadre d’un cours ou pour les fins de l’obtention d’un diplôme et doit comprendre toutes les citations et les notes. Les textes peuvent être rédigés en français ou en anglais. Les soumissions gagnantes dans les deux catégories, Premier cycle et Études supérieures, seront publiés dans la Revue canadienne des droits de l’enfant<https://ojs.library.carleton.ca/index.php/cjcr>.
Lisez les règles du concours sur notre page internet<https://droitcivil.uottawa.ca/laboratoire-recherche-interdisciplinaire-droi…>.
La date limite est le 15 mai à 23 h 59.
Bonne chance aux participants et participantes !
The Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory on the Rights of the Child<https://droitcivil.uottawa.ca/interdisciplinary-research-laboratory-rights-…> (IRLRC) is launching its annual essay contest on children's rights!
Applicants must be enrolled in a program of study at institutions hosting Canadian Association of Human Rights Institutes (CAHRI)<https://wp.stu.ca/ahrc/association-of-canadian-human-rights-institutes/> members, i.e.: St. Thomas University, McGill University, University of Manitoba, Université Laval, UQAM, University of Saskatchewan, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, Carleton University, McMaster University, Concordia University, York University and University of Ottawa.
The competition has two categories: Undergraduate and Graduate. Applicants must submit a paper on an issue related to children's rights. The paper must have been prepared as part of a course or for degree requirements and must include all citations and notes. The texts can be written in French or English. The winning submissions in both categories, Undergraduate and Graduate, will be published by the Canadian Journal of Children’s Rights<https://ojs.library.carleton.ca/index.php/cjcr/index>.
Read the competition rules on our website<https://droitcivil.uottawa.ca/interdisciplinary-research-laboratory-rights-…>.
The deadline is May 15 at 11:59 p.m.
Best of luck to the participants!
Laboratoire de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les droits de l’enfant /
Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory on the Rights of the Child
55 Louis-Pasteur, Ottawa K1N 6N5
The UM Faculty of Law invites you to join us at a virtual Robson Hall for our next Distinguished Visitors Lecture featuring Dr. Helen Duffy, Leiden University Professor of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.
Dr. Duffy will speak on “The War on Terror: Past, Present and Future…”
The lecture will reflect on 20 years of the ‘war on terror’, key characteristics and implications for human rights and rule of law, and prospects for the future. Through her legal practice (Human Rights in Practice) Prof. Helen Duffy has litigated cases involving violations of human rights in the name of countering terrorism in diverse contexts and across regional and international human systems, and the lecture will illustrate the issues raised by reference to concrete cases and emerging challenges in practice.
Please Register for this event here using this form<https://forms.office.com/r/k3MEms1tnb>.
About Dr. Helen Duffy
Dr. Helen Duffy is a Professor of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the University of Leiden and runs ‘Human Rights in Practice,’ a legal practice specializing in international strategic human rights litigation.
Helen has brought ground-breaking cases in the European, African, Interamerican and UN systems and intervened in national cases in multiple jurisdictions. Before setting up her practice, she worked for leading NGOs (Legal Director/INTERIGHTS; Counsel/Human Rights Watch; Legal Director/Centro para Accion Legal en Derechos Humanos Guatemala), the Prosecutor’s Office of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Lord Justice Scott’s Iraq Inquiry in the UK and the UK Govt. legal service.
Helen has a PHD from the University of Leiden, LLM from University College London and a law degree from the University of Glasgow. She is honorary/visiting professor at Glasgow, Melbourne and American universities and is on the board of several NGOs.
Her books include “The ‘War on Terror’ and the Framework of International law (CUP, 2nded. 2015), ‘Strategic Human Rights Litigation: Understanding and Maximising Impact’ (Hart, 2018) and Law Applicable to Armed Conflict (with Bohrer and Dill, CUP 2020).
Shayna Plaut, PhD
Acting Manager for the Centre for Human Rights Research
Working Days: Monday - Thurs 930am-330pm.
PLEASE NOTE I DO NOT RESPOND TO EMAILS ON FRIDAYS
Office number: 204 474 6156
Cell number: 604 817 0311
This winter, the Atlantic Human Rights Centre is pleased to partner with St. Thomas University's Department of Human Rights, St. Thomas University's Department of Journalism and Communications, the NB Media Co-op and RAVEN to present the Human Rights and Media Lecture Series. Participants will hear from scholars of the media and law, media makers and grassroots activists on how our media landscape is changing and what they are doing to make it a more safe, just, and equal space. To learn more and to register, please visit 2022: Human Rights and Media Lecture Series - St Thomas University (stu.ca)<https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fstu.ca%2F…>.
McGill Centre for Human Rights & Legal Pluralism
January 2022 Newsletter
* Jan 26: AML seminar with Esmeralda M.A. Thornhill
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"Mothers-in-law": Changing the Rules
Annie Macdonald Langstaff seminar series
with Professor Esmeralda M.A. Thornhill
In conversation with Ruey-Yun Hung and Vanessa MacDonnell, McGill Law DCL candidates
Moderated by Shauna Van Praagh
Wednesday, January 26, 1:00-2:30 PM (ET)
Zoom: click here<https://mcgill.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=876a0fb07443c2ba7a644f4f3&…> to access the event.
About the speaker
Professor Esmeralda Thornhill is a lawyer, linguist and pedagogue by training, a lecturer, researcher, anti-racism trainer and writer by experience, and a longtime social justice advocate and community organizer by conviction. Research Associate since 2014 with Concordia's Simone de Beauvoir Institute, she formally retired in 2016 from Dalhousie's Schulich Law School where when appointed first scholar to anchor the unprecedented James Robinson Johnston Endowed Chair in Black Canadian Studies (1996-2002), she became the first African Canadian woman to hold a Tenured Full Professorship of Law in Canada. Seasoned Human Rights scholar-practitioner and founding member of the Congress of Black Women of Canada, she pioneered the first university-accredited course on Black Women's Studies offered in Canada (Concordia, 1983). In 2012 McGill's Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism invited this former Fulbright Fellow to become its first O'Brien Fellow in Residence. Grounded in Critical Race Theory, her teaching, research and scholarship reflect an Afrocentric, anti-racist stance that resolutely addresses the "material reality" which Black people must navigate, nationally and globally. Besides degrees in languages and pedagogy (McGill), law degrees (UQAM, San Diego), post graduate studies in Spain, England and France, and international human rights law internships (UNESCO, Paris; Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Washington, D.C.), she holds Honorary Doctorates from CUNY and Concordia. Read more about Esmeralda Thornhill here. <https://mcgill.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=876a0fb07443c2ba7a644f4f3&…> Bio photo credit here<https://mcgill.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=876a0fb07443c2ba7a644f4f3&…>.
Zoom Jan 26: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/84246217798<https://mcgill.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=876a0fb07443c2ba7a644f4f3&…>.
CHRLP Forum and Blog
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CHRLP Forum 2021–2022:
Solidarity in an Interconnected World
Inspired by the fabled meeting place in ancient Rome, the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) Forum is founded on the principles of inclusive citizenship and deliberative democracy. The Forum aspires to create a space for learning from the past, deliberating about the present, and building a common future together.
The CHRLP Forum aims to bring rich and plural insights on the concept of solidarity through engagement with diverse theories of change and ideas of justice.
We invite students, practitioners, and scholars to participate in discussion groups that will explore the nature of international solidarity as a way to bridge differences and opposites. This year's theme, Solidarity in an Interconnected World is detailed here<https://mcgill.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=876a0fb07443c2ba7a644f4f3&…>.
Do you have an issue you would like to discuss?
Please email us at human.rights(a)mcgill.ca<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> with a statement of intent, list of readings, and suggested discussion questions. We look forward to hearing from you.
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Call for blogs
Do you have an upcoming article you would like to publicize? A blog post you would like to write?
The CHRLP invites a diversity of submissions for the fourth year of its Blog on the theme of "Solidarity in an Interconnected World". More information, including editorial guidelines, can be found in the following call for submissions<https://mcgill.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=876a0fb07443c2ba7a644f4f3&…>.
Submissions (in English, French, or Spanish) can be sent to human.rights(a)mcgill.ca<mailto:email@example.com>.
Welcome to our new O'Brien Fellow-in-Residence!
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Dr Olivia M. Smith is a consultant on labour migration and human trafficking and the Executive Director for the Caribbean Anti Human Trafficking Foundation. She has worked with several regional and international institutions including the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) as Project Lead on Trafficking in Persons (Barbados) and with The British Institute of International and Comparative Law Institute (BIICL as National Consultant on Human Trafficking in Guyana). At CARICOM Secretariat she served as Deputy Programme Manager, Free Movement and Labour. She was a Political Specialist at the US Embassy, Barbados, the Human Resources Development Expert for the European Union Delegation to Barbados, a Lecturer at the University of the West Indies in migration studies and served for ten years as an immigration officer, Government of Barbados. She holds a PhD in Political Science and a Master of Business Administration among other qualifications. She is a Past Fellow of the University of Oxford in forced migration.
Support the CHRLP<https://mcgill.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=876a0fb07443c2ba7a644f4f3&…>
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Working Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 930am-330pm
Office number: 204 474 6156
Cell number: 604 817 0311
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Subject: Human Rights Research Hub! Promoting and informing about human rights research in Winnipeg and beyond
Hello folks engaged in human rights work (research, advocacy, creation)
We hope the turbulent start of 2022 treats you and yours well.
We are writing to let you know that the “Human Rights Research Hub” has been launched. The purpose is to share YOUR events and build a stronger human rights research community in Winnipeg and beyond.
Are you based in Winnipeg and the surrounding area and work on human rights issues and want to let people know what you are doing? Do you have a book launch coming up? Hosting a speaker? Organizing a workshop? Involved in a film screening, performance or art show focused on human rights? Then please send us information regarding your event so that we can add it to our Human Rights and Human Rights Research calendar<https://chrr.info/events/> and share it on our wide-reaching social media. In-person events will be in Winnipeg (and surrounding areas) but virtual events can also be included (regardless of location) for those of you who are CHRR affiliates and/or board members or are members of the Association of Human Rights Institutes
Please email information about your event (when, where (including web-platform link if applicable and/or registration information) and a short description to chrrman(a)umanitoba.ca<mailto:email@example.com>.
Looking forward to sharing your good work and strengthening communication with those engaged in human rights research!