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August 6, 2018 in News

Edmonton man appeals extradition to U.S. on terrorism charges

By Andrea Huncar | CBC News Abdullahi Ahmed Abdullahi's lawyer filed a notice of appeal on June 27. (Court exhibit)   A Canadian man accused of providing financial support to…
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July 17, 2018 in News

20 years ago, the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court was adopted

17 July 2018 – Exactly 20 years ago, the Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) was adopted in Rome by a conference of 160 States. It is to mark…
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July 11, 2018 in News

CPIJ holds its first General Assembly with two guests of honour

© Photo Pascal Paradis June 2018– The first General Assembly of the Canadian Partnership for International Justice (CPIJ) was held in Montreal on 11 June 2018. Besides fruitfully brainstorming on…
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July 9, 2018 in News

A group of experts including CPIJ members submitted an Amici Curiae to the ICC on the Al Bashir case

June 2018– On 18 June 2018, a group of experts including members of the Canadian Partnership for International Justice (CPIJ) submitted Amici Curiae observations to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on…
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July 4, 2018 in News

CPIJ Co-Director Fannie Lafontaine Discusses her Role as an Independant Observer, the G7 and the Rohingya at Midi-Info

Fannie Lafontaine July 2018– On July 2 2018, the Canadian Partnership for International Justice (CPIJ) Co-Director Fannie Lafontaine was interviewed by journalist Manon Globensky on Radio-Canada, during the Midi-info radio…
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July 2, 2018 in News

Penelope Simons contributed to the OHCHR’s Accountability and Remedy Project

June 2018 – CPIJ Researcher Penelope Simons led the Canadian research contribution to the second phase of the UN High Commissioner for Human Right’s Accountability and Remedy Project. This project…
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June 26, 2018 in News

CPIJ members submit Amici Curiae to the ICC concerning the Rohingya situation

June 2018 – On 18 June 2018, members of the Canadian Partnership for International Justice (CPIJ) submitted Amici Curiae observations to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on legal issues arising from the…
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June 25, 2018 in News

A Canadian First: François Larocque is Awarded the Canadian Francophonie Research Chair in Language Rights

June 2018– On 19 June 2018, the Canadian Partnership for International Justice (CPIJ) co-researcher François Larocque was awarded the Canadian Francophonie Research Chair in Language Rights at the University of…
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June 20, 2018 in News

Joanna Harrington receives annual CALT prize for contributions to teaching and research

June 2018 – CPIJ co-researcher Joanna Harrington was awarded the 2018 Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT) Prize for Academic Excellence. The price is given to honour exceptional contributions to research…
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June 18, 2018 in News

International Justice and Victim’s Rights Summer School: spotlight on an eventful week

June 2018 – The first edition of the International Justice and Victim’s Rights Summer School, organized by the Canadian Partnership on International Justice (CPIJ) was a success. Held from June 4…
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May 31, 2018 in News

CPIJ expert meeting on the collaboration in the prosecution of international crimes: four blogposts will be published

31 May 2018– Following the expert meeting organized by the Canadian Partnership for International Justice (CPIJ) on the collaboration between national prosecuting authorities (NPAs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), a series…
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May 31, 2018 in News

Members of the Partnership will intervene as Amici Curiae before the International Criminal Court concerning the Rohingyas situation

May 31, 2018– Members of the Canadian Partnership for International Justice (CPIJ) were granted leave by Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to submit observations as Amici…
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May 23, 2018 in News

Members of the Partnership will intervene as Amici Curiæ before the International Criminal Court in the Al Bashir case

May 21, 2018 – A group of experts including members of the Canadian Partnership for International Justice were granted leave to submit observations on complicated and controversial questions about the immunity…
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April 26, 2018 in News

Canada’s Presidency of the G7: CPIJ Submitted Recommendations to Advance Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

April 2018 – The Canadian Partnership for International Justice recently submitted a note to Ambassador Isabelle Hudon, Co-President of the Gender Equality Advisory Council for Canada’s G7 Presidency, to provide…
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April 14, 2018 in News

Canada-Wide Blog Contest: The Future of International Criminal Justice

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute, the Canada Research Chair on International Criminal Justice and Human Rights, the International Criminal and Humanitarian Law Clinic and the Canadian Partnership for…
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March 21, 2018 in News

Call for Applications: Scholarship to Attend the International Justice and Victims’ Rights Summer School

Three $ 2,000 scholarships (Masters and Ph.D. students) Purpose of the scholarship The Canadian Partnership for International Justice is offering three $ 2,000 scholarships to graduate students from developing countries…
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March 15, 2018 in News

Prosecution of international crimes: an expert meeting with 27 worldwide experts will take place this week in Ottawa

Ottawa, March 14th, 2018 – The expert meeting “Prosecuting International Crimes: Expert Meeting on the Collaboration between National Prosecuting Authorities (NPAs) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)” will be held on March…
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February 24, 2018 in News

PKI Global Justice Journal Calls for Contributions!

February 2018 – The PKI Global Justice Journal is currently inviting submissions to the Journal on various subjects related to international, transitional and transnational justice. Over the last five months, the newly-established…
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February 23, 2018 in News

Commemorations of the 20th Anniversary of the Rome Statute in the Hague: Co-Researcher Darryl Robinson Participated

February 2018 – The Partnership participated in the launch of commemorations of the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute in the Hague, the Netherlands.  The event took place on February…
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February 15, 2018 in News

“Justice Must be Done!” Lawyers Without Borders Canada Unveils the Results of a Consultation on the Needs, Perceptions and Expectations of Victims of the Armed Conflict in Mali

2018 – Within the framework of the project Justice, Prevention and Reconciliation for Women, Minors and Other Persons Affected by the Malian Crisis (JUPREC), Lawyers Without Borders Canada made public a…
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February 13, 2018 in News

Battleground Metropolis: The 2018 Edmonton IHL Conference

Partnership co-researcher Joanna Harrington will be part of a conference co-organized with the Canadian Red Cross examining the changing nature of warfare, the movement of battles into the cities, with…
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February 6, 2018 in News

Spotlight on the Partnership’s Attendance to the 16th Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court

The 16th Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the International Criminal Court (ICC), to which the Canadian Partnership for International Justice attended, is already over. Summary of two eventful weeks.…
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February 5, 2018 in News, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events

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

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…
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January 30, 2018 in News

Launch of Lexsitus, New Service Created by CILRAP

January 30, 2018 – Today was launched Lexsitus, a new service created by CILRAP. It is designed to help law practitioners and students with the learning of and the work with…
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January 23, 2018 in News

The Wong v. HMQ Case, on Which Students from the uOttawa Clinic Worked, is Heard by the Supreme Court

November 2017 – Students from the University of Ottawa Clinic provided legal research and analysis in support of Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL)’s intervention in Wong v. HMQ, which…
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December 17, 2017 in News

SGBV in Sierra Leone: Valerie Oosterveld organized an event moderated by Fannie Lafontaine

December 2017 – Today, December 13 2017, the co-searcher Valerie Oosterveld organized a side event in the context of the Assembly of State Parties to the International Criminal Court. The…
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December 17, 2017 in News

Lawyers Without Borders Canada Organizes an Event on the Challenges of the Colombian Peace Process

December 2017 – On December 12 this year, Lawyers Without Borders Canada organized his second side event in the context of the 16th Assembly of State Parties to the International…
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December 12, 2017 in News

Lawyers Without Borders Canada Organizes an Event on the Fight Against Impunity in Mali

December 2017 – On December 11 this year, Lawyers Without Borders Canada organized jointly with the International Federation for Human Rights (IFHR) a side event in the context of the…
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December 11, 2017 in News

Launch of the Gender Justice Legacy Wall: Prof. Valerie Oosterveld is Honoured

December 7, 2017 – In the context of the 2017 celebrations for the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and of the upcoming 20th anniversary…
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December 7, 2017 in News, Uncategorized

UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights Consultation on Gender and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

November 2017 - CPIJ Researcher Penelope Simons (Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa) presented at a multi-stakeholder consultation on “The Gender Lens to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and…
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December 5, 2017 in News, Uncategorized

The Canadian Partnership for International Justice is attending the 16th Assembly of States Parties

December 4, 2017 - For the second year in a row, the Canadian Partnership for International Justice is represented at the 16th Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the International…
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December 3, 2017 in News

The Refugee Hub Launched A New Clinical Course At the uOttawa Faculty of Law

Fall 2017 – With support from the Strengthening Justice for International Crimes (SJIC) Partnership Grant, the Refugee Hub launched a new clinical course at the uOttawa faculty of law in…
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November 28, 2017 in News

Appeal Court Confirms Slave Labour Lawsuit Against Canadian Mining Company Can go to Trial

November 24, 2017 - British Columbia’s highest court today rejected an appeal by Vancouver-based Nevsun Resources Limited (TSX: NSU / NYSE MKT: NSU) that sought to dismiss a lawsuit brought by…
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November 23, 2017 in News

Sentencing of Mladić – Members of the Partnership are interviewed

November 2017 - Many Partnership members were interviewed concerning the Mladić judgement, which was rendered yesterday (November 22 2017). It is the ICTY's last judgement, sentencing to life Ratko Mladić, a…
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RT @CCIJ_CCJI: Dans un communiqué publié jeudi dernier, le Myanmar soutient que la @CourPenaleInt (CPI) n’a pas compétence pour enquêter su…
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RT @CCIJ_CCJI: Le CCJI est récemment intervenu en tant que membre du @CPIJ_PCJI dans une procédure de la CPI en lien avec la déportation de…
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RT @CCIJ_CCJI: CCIJ recently intervened as part of @CPIJ_PCJI in ICC proceedings on the #Rohingya situation, including on the question of j…
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RT @ASFCanada: Aujourd'hui se déroule un atelier sur la déconstruction des stéréotypes envers les personnes #LGBTI organisé par @KOURAJayit…
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RT @ja9lespera: My piece on #transitionaljustice in Canada, Mali, and well, everywhere... in the latest edition of @UnionIntAvocats' public…
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RT @flafontaine: Des enquêtes indépendantes pour améliorer les relations entre policiers et autochtones https://t.co/YKgtEmXd6a https://t.c
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RT @JFJustice: Sudan's ruling party, the National Congress Party (NCP), has removed presidential term limits "The NCP constitution previou…
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RT @45eNord: Second tour/Présidentielle malienne: Le président du bureau de vote d'Arkodia à quelque 100 km au sud-ouest de Tombouctou a ét…
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RT @poonjen: Happy to have contributed a chapter on “Legal Responses to the EU Migrant Crisis: Too Little, Too Late?” in this edited collec…
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