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Registration for Lawyers Without Borders Canada’s Annual Forum is now open

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9 November 2018 –The Annual Forum of Lawyers Without Borders Canada (LWBC), whose theme this year is “Human Rights, economic activities and indigenous peoples, comparative perspective” will take place on 22 November 2018, at the Québec Augustinian Monastery. Open to law practitioners as well as students, LWBC’s Annual Forum represents an exceptional opportunity to actively take part in high level exchanges on very important and topical issues. The six-hour training offered by LWBC is recognized by the Quebec Bar and allows to understand, exchange and network with agents of change working all around the globe on issues related to human rights, economic law and indigenous law. Further, LWBC’s General Assembly, which is open to anyone interested in learning about the organization, will take place from 12:15 to 1:45 pm. The day will end with a cocktail reception which will highlight those who, in Canada, use law as an instrument for change and world development.

The Canadian Partnership for International Justice, the Canada Research Chair on International Criminal Justice and Human Rights and the International Criminal and Humanitarian Law Clinic are proud to be diffusion partners for this event which promises to be fascinating. It is possible to register until the 16th of November, and students enjoy a reduced fare of 40$ for the day upon presentation of their student card. The Canadian Partnership for International justice, through Lawyers Without Borders Canada, will allow a few students residing outside Quebec City to travel to the Augustinian Monastery Museum at reduced fees.

The full program of the event and registration procedures can be accessed online here.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Partnership, Clinic and Chair teams

 

N.B. The event will be in French.

CCIL Conference

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This year, the Canadian Partnership for International Justice (CPIJ) will provide funding for students to attend the 47th Annual Conference of the Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL). The event, themed “International Law at the Boundaries“, will take place on November 1st and 2nd in Ottawa.

The CCIL seeks to encourage the study of international law and to broaden relations and dialogues between international lawyers, scholars, individuals and organizations across Canada and around the world. To accomplish these objectives, the CCIL notably organizes international law events including its signature Annual Conference, to which CPIJ experts usually participate.

Selected students will have their registration to the conference fully covered. Following their attendance to the event, they are expected to write a 1000-1500 word blogpost  to be published on one of the following platforms chosen by the student: Quid Justitiæ, IntLawGrrlsJustice in Conflict or the Philip Kirsch Institute Global Justice Journal. The post should follow the formatting rules specific to the chosen platform.

Conditions

  • Applicants should be undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate students in a relevant field of study;
  • Availability to attend the conference;
  • Availability to write a blogpost following the event.

Evaluation criteria

  • Link between the CCIL conference and the field of study, the professional goals and the other academic/scientific activities of the applicant;
  • Link between the applicant and a team member/clinic involved in the Canadian Partnership for International Justice.
  • General appreciation of the application.

How to apply

Your application must include your resume and relevant transcripts. Upload your application and fill in the application form below before October 14th to apply. The applicant registers himself or herself to the Conference, and the fees will be reimbursed by CPIJ if his or her application is retained.

 

For further information, write to:

Érick Sullivan

Coordinator of the Canadian Partnership for International Justice
internationaljustice.sshrc@gmail.com

Participate to the International Justice and Victims’ Rights Summer School!

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The Canadian Partnership for International Justice organizes the International Justice and Victims’ Rights summer school, which will be held in Montreal from June 4 to June 9 2018. This event will bring together internationally renowed experts and human rights organizations in order to discuss and reflect on issues surrounding victims’ rights and international justice. The development of enforceable rights for victims, notably by the ICC, has created a new reality in which those who work with victims are increasingly obliged to understand the victims’s rights and needs. However, currently, a lot of law students and professionals lack training concerning victimology and victims’ rights. Suck a knowledge is essential to ensure evolving victims’ rights stay connected with victims’ needs and do not develop into empty legal concepts that are detached from victims’ needs.

This course serves to train and engage students and professionals in the areas of law, criminology, and related disciplines in key issues regarding the rights of victims of crime and abuse of power. Topics include reparation of victims of crimes against humanity, addressing the needs of victims of sexual violence in the courts, how courts handle victims who at the same time are perpetrators, as well as the place of victims in transitional justice.

This week long course consists of daily lectures by experts. Each day there are two lectures: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lectures last one hour and thirty minutes and are followed by a break and a discussion period. In addition, a visit to the Raoul Wallenberg Center and a meeting with a representative from the Canadian Center for International Justice are scheduled. Please note that the school is bilingual (French-English). Students are expected to be fluent in French or English and to have at least a passive understanding of the other language.

The week program is available here.

Assembly of States Parties

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Between 2016 and 2021, the Canadian Partnership for International Justice will set up and fund the attendance of a delegation of Canadian students, headed by academics and practitioners from academic institutions and NGOs, to the Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court (“ASP”) which takes place in The Hague or in New York at the end of each year.

The recruited students may have:

  • to report on the ASP, its side-events and on Canada’s participation as a State Partie while focussing on various themes ( sexual and gender-based crimes, complementarity, cooperation, elections, budget, etc.);
  • to live tweet;
  • to organize lectures at their institution;
  • to write short papers and blog posts;
  • to support the Partnership’s partners implementing their ASP programs;
  • to connect with professionals working in international criminal law;
  • to visit relevant international institutions.

Through this activity, the Partnership trains a cohort of students who are educated, engaged and networked in international and transnational law, while training and educating diverse Canadian audiences about the challenges, pitfalls and potential of the system of international justice, and about the priorities to improve the system. It also enhances Canada’s role as a global leader in the fight against impunity.

 

Attending the 17th ASP, 5-12 December 2018, The Hague

This year, the Canadian Partnership for International Justice will fund the attendance of a delegation of students to the ASP which will take place December 5th to 12th 2018 in The Hague (Netherlands).

Applications are accepted until the October 14th, 2018.

Conditions

  • Availability between now and December 5th to prepare your mission at the ASP;
  • Availability to attend the ASP;
  • Availability to report on the ASP before, during and after the ASP;
  • Being able to get a visa for and to fly to the Netherlands before December 5th.

The ASP is a very demanding activity. Members of the delegation are requested to work long hours throughout the day. It is strongly recommended that students avoid other kinds of deadlines during or after the ASP.

Evaluation criteria

  • Cycle of studies: priority is given to master or higher degree;
  • Link between the applicant and a team member/clinic involved in the Canadian Partnership for International Justice;
  • Link between the ASP/ICC and the field of study, the professional goals and the other academic/scientific activities of the applicant;
  • Time availability to prepare the mission, to attend the ASP and to report on it thereafter;
  • Fluency and good writing command in English or French (bilingualism an asset);
  • Priority is given to applicants who have never received funding from the Canadian Partnership for International Justice.

How to apply

Your application must include your resume and relevant transcripts as well as a motivation letter explaining how your application meets the evaluation criteria.

You are strongly invited to write few paragraphs of your motivation letter in French if your application is in English and vice-versa.

Upload your application and fill in the application form below before October 14th to apply.

 

For further information, write to:

Érick Sullivan

Coordinator of the Canadian Partnership for International Justice
internationaljustice.sshrc@gmail.com