Sonia Cancian Poster

The Power of Life Stories : Situating the Narratives of Migrants and Refugees within the Context of the Law

Conference by Sonia Cancian
27 mars 2017

The Oppenheimer Chair and the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism are pleased to welcome Dr. Sonia Cancian, from Zayed University for a seminar on life stories of migrants and refugees and the law.

This seminar will lead a discussion on life stories of migrants and refugees and their power (or not) within the world of policy-making and the law.

« Life stories and the law are intrinsically connected. We witness this daily both on a micro- and macro-scale, whether at a client’s meeting with her/his lawyer, in the courtroom, in the creation of binding precedents, in the diffusion of social and legal awareness, and among countless other contexts, in the introduction and implementation of policies and laws. As we consider the recent immigration crisis culminating as I write, what becomes especially evident is that the narratives of migrants and refugees—much like their counter-narratives–shape, and are shaped by, social and political awareness and the creation of policy and laws. What kinds of stories of refugees and migrants are we talking about here ? How do they influence the individual and the broader communities, and vice versa ? In what ways do the stories give insight to the shaping of policies and laws ?  And, how do policies influence the lives of migrants and refugees today and in the past ? »

Where : Room 312, New Chancellor Day Hall, Faculty of Law
When : March 29, 2017 from 1 to 2:30 pm

RSVP at oppenheimer@mcgill.ca

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‘Camps That Are Becoming Cities – Cities That Are Becoming Camps : The Case of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon and Jordan

By Faten Kikano

The Oppenheimer Chair is pleased to welcome Faten Kikano, PhD Candidate in Environmental Design, from the Université de Montréal for a conference and a photo exhibition.

Ms. Kikano will present her research and her photos about the life of  Syrian refugees in camps in Lebanon and Jordan.

Join us for a lunch, a short conference and a commented tour of Ms. Kikano’s photos which will be exposed in the Atrium of the Faculty of Law.

Where : Room 608 of the New Chancellor Day Hall, Faculty of Law
When : March 24 from 1 to 2:30 pm 

RSVP at oppenheimer@mcgill.ca

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  Slavery Old and New Poster: Dr. Clare Oxby

Slavery Old and New Speakers’ Series Dr. Clare Oxby

Videoconference with Dr. Clare Oxby

Please join us for a videoconference organized by the Tubman Institute.

The event will take place on October 12th, from 1-2:30 PM,  in the James Administration Building, room 301.

  Scholars at Risk 2016 Global Congress - Poster

Les universités dans un monde dangereux

Congrès mondial 2016 du réseau Scholars at Risk Network
27 mai 2016

Participez au Congrès mondial 2016 du réseau Scholars at Risk Network 2016.

Le Congrès mondial du réseau Scholars at Risk marquera le 15e anniversaire du Réseau Scholars at Risk (SAR) et les efforts collectifs des membres et partenaires du réseau pour promouvoir la liberté intellectuelle dans le monde entier. Au fil des ans, le réseau est passé de moins de deux douzaines d’institutions à plus de 400 dans 39 pays.

Plus de 200 universités, gouvernements et leaders à but non-lucratifs ainsi que des membres, étudiants et personnels de facultés de plus de 25 pays viendront discuter d’enjeux actuels touchant l’éducation post-secondaire. Les participants au congrès s’intéresseront aux manières par lesquelles il est possible d’assurer une meilleure protection aux universités et aux chercheurs et comment renforcer les habiletés du secteur universitaire à contribuer à la construction d’un monde pacifique, juste et plus durable.

L’édition 2016 donnera l’occasion aux membres du réseau – ainsi qu’aux futurs membres et futurs partenaires – de faire du réseautage avec des membres canadiens et nord-américains du réseau et de découvrir le côté culturel et historique ainsi que les activités d’extérieur et de plein air que Montréal a à offrir.

Quand ? Du 8 au 10 juin 2016. 

Où ? Chancellor Day Hall (Faculté de droit de McGill), 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

Veuillez noter que l’évènement se déroulera en anglais.

Cet évènement est organisé par le Centre sur les droits de la personne et le pluralisme juridique de McGill.

Pour voir le programme (disponible seulement en anglais), cliquez ici. Pour vous inscrire, veuillez cliquer ici.

 

The Mysticism of International Legal Argumentation

by Jean d'Aspremont
30 mars 2016
The Oppenheimer Chair and Inter Gentes : the McGill Journal of International Law and Legal Pluralism are pleased to welcome Jean d’Aspremont for a conference at the Faculty of Law of McGill University.
In this conference, Jean d’Aspremont will introduce his book on ‘the mysticism of international legal argumentation’. Whether it is construed as a set of processes, rules, ideas, discourses, or practices, international law is being argued according to pre-reflective structures. This book is intended as an intervention in the contemporary legal debates about the pre-reflective structures of international legal argumentation. In particular, it seeks to shed a new light on the pre-reflective structures of international legal argumentation by virtue of an original descriptive and evaluative framework that distinguishes between the gospels and the sacred texts of international law. This book does so in discussing some of the most central patterns of argumentative structures of international law, namely sources, statehood, ius cogens, responsibility, custom and the fundamental rights of states.

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