La Faculté dans l’actualité

February 2018

Rosalie JukierHydro-Québec’s Churchill Falls energy deal

CBC Breakaway, 5 December 2017

On December 5, the Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments to renegotiate the Churchill-Falls-Hydro-Quebec deal, which has generated $27.5 billion for Quebec, while it has returned about $2 billion for Newfoundland-Labrador.

Professor Rosalie Jukier explained this decades-long dispute on CBC Breakaway.

Listen to her interview >

Nandini RamanujamFostering respectful engagement

James Martin, McGill Reporter, 24 November 2017

Over the past year, there have been ongoing conversations about how the McGill community can best maintain its commitment to the core principles of the University’s academic mission: academic freedom, integrity, responsibility, equity and inclusiveness.

In early November, Principal Suzanne Fortier struck the Task Force on Respect and Inclusion in Campus Life. McGill Center for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism’s Executive Director Professor Nandini Ramanujam co-chairs the Task Force.

Keep reading >

Frédéric MégretRetour sur la création du tribunal pénal international pour l’ex-Yougoslavie

Frédéric Mégret, Le Téléjournal, 22 novembre 2017

Au lendemain du verdict de culpabilité de Ratko Mladic, dit « le boucher des Balkans », le professeur Frédéric Mégret s’est entretenu avec Céline Galipeau du Téléjournal au sujet du verdict, de la Cour pénale internationale et de sa propre expérience de Casque bleu à Sarajevo.

Visionner l’entrevue > (commence à 14:30)

How Canada can lead the world in innovating innovation

Richard Gold, The Globe and Mail, 17 November 2017

It is no secret that Canada lags behind its innovation potential, leading firms to be less competitive and Canadians sending more of their money to innovators abroad. More of the same – increasing intellectual property rights, asking universities to lead the way, tax credits that go nowhere – will not work.

We need to do something radically different, building on our diversity, openness and belief in facts to turn our innovation aspirations into reality.

Keep reading >

Portrait: René ProvostFondation Pierre Elliott Trudeau: Faire vivre les idées

Réjean Bourdeau, La Presse +, 12 novembre 2017

Qu’arrive-t-il des tribunaux quand des groupes rebelles prennent le contrôle d’un territoire ? « Tout ne s’arrête pas avec la guerre civile, dit René Provost. Les gens continuent à se marier, à avoir des accidents d’autos et à poursuivre leurs voisins. » Et il faut bien que quelqu’un administre la justice au jour le jour. Même dans le cas de l’État islamique (EI) ?

« Oui, même si c’est un exemple extrême où la justice est violente et expéditive, dit-il. L’EI est très bureaucratique. Ce groupe utilise plein de formulaires et ses propres étampes. »

Poursuivre la lecture >

Forest Preservation in a Changing Climate

Sébastien Jodoin, fifteen eightyfour, 5 November 2017

Since 2007, global efforts to fight climate change have included measures intended to reducing carbon emissions from deforestation, forest degradation, and support the sustainable conservation of forest carbon stocks in developing countries. An international mechanism known as REDD+ seeks to channel climate finance from North to South in order to shift incentives away from activities that lead to forest loss toward those that increase forest carbon sequestration. Keep reading >

Autres actualités facultaires

– L’année 2017 s’est terminée en beauté pour le professeur François Crépeau, qui complète actuellement un séjour de six mois en Belgique à titre de titulaire d’une chaire International Francqui Professor. Le 27 décembre 2017, la gouverneure générale Julie Payette a annoncé sa nomination comme Officier de l’Ordre du Canada. Lire l’annonce >

Le professeur Crépeau a aussi accordé une entrevue à Michael Enright de l’émission The Sunday Edition de CBC Radio du 24 décembre, au cours de laquelle il a expliqué pourquoi il croit qu’il serait impossible de mettre fin à la migration. Écouter l’entrevue >

– On January 16, 2018, over 150 lawyers and students braved the Montreal winter to attend a round-table on the future of legal education featuring five eminent jurists, moderated by Dean Robert Leckey, and hosted by the Faculty and Thomson Reuters. Canadian Lawyer reports on the event >

– On November 3, the Center for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism and the US High Commissioner for Refugees organized a panel featuring Burundian refugee, activist, and poet Ketty Nivyabandi, and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, moderated by award-winning journalist Sally Armstrong. Listen on Soundcloud >

– In December 2017, Professor Payam Akhavan received the International Center for Human Rights’ Award for his significant contribution to the improvement of human rights situation in Iran and the Middle East. Read the article >

Later that month, Akhavan was interviewed by BBC OutlookThe Execution that Made Me a Lawyer >

 


 

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