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Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law

The Oppenheimer Chair, endowed in 2006, has been created through the generous support of Dr Tamar Oppenheimer, a former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and an alumnus of our university, in order to bring a leading scholar and teacher in the field of public international law to the Faculty.

The purpose of the Chair is to reinforce a Canadian locus for the study and research of international law, with particular attention to the relationship between international legal obligations and domestic law.

Through his engagement in teaching and research in public international law, the chairholder will advance the understanding of theoretical and practical dimensions of the implementation of international treaty, customary and other obligations in domestic law with due regard to the constitutional setting in federal and unitary states.