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 brings 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.
In April 2018, CPIJ’s Scholarship and Student Funding Committee proceeded to the selection of three students who will receive funding to attend the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights’ 18th Specialization Course in International Criminal Law for Young Penalists. This course will take place from May 27 to June 4, 2018 in Siracusa (Italy).
While warmly thanking all applicants, the Partnership is glad to announce that the following students will benefit from CPIJ funding to attend the course:
- Azé Kerté Amoulgam (Université Laval)
- Gabriel Boisvert (Université Laval)
- Élizabeth Paradis (Université d’Ottawa)
This selection followed a widely shared call for applications which terminated on the 31st of March 2018.
The Committee will meet again soon to analyze the applications related to the Assembly of State Parties (ASP) to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Learn more about CPIJ funding for student projects here.
Congratulations to the recipients!
To celebrate the Rome Statute’s 20th anniversary in 2018, the Canada Research Chair on International Criminal Justice and Human Rights and the International Criminal and Humanitarian Law Clinic organize the International Criminal Justice Week, which will take place in Laval University on April 3 to 5, 2018. Many activities will be organized for all social science and law students. More information is available here.