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Earth Day Forum – Ecocide as an International Crime? Global and Canadian perspectives

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Did you know? Support for recognition of an international crime of “Ecocide” – or mass damage and destruction of ecosystems – has been steadily gaining traction at a global level.

By June 2021, an expert panel of international lawyers, convened by the Stop Ecocide Foundation, will have developed a definition of ecocide as a crime that could be enshrined in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, alongside genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression.

Stop Ecocide Canada and the Stop Ecocide Foundation, along with the Canadian Partnership for International Justice, the Canada Research Chair on International Criminal Justice and Human Rights, the International Criminal and Humanitarian Law Clinic, and Université Laval’s Faculty of Law will convene an Earth Day Forum to discuss global and Canadian perspectives on the crime of ecocide.

Join us on 22 April 2021 at 12pm (UTC-4) – Earth Day – for a virtual conversation with panelists including:

  • Lisa Oldring, Co-Chair of the event, Law and Policy Advisor, Stop Ecocide Canada
  • Fannie Lafontaine, Co-Chair of the event, Full Professor, Faculty of Law, Université Laval
  • Jojo Mehta, Co-founder and Executive Director, Stop Ecocide International;
  • Darryl Robinson, Full Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University;
  • Géraud De Lassus Saint-Geniès, Assistant Professor, Faculté de droit, Université Laval.

The Forum will create an initial space for exchange, between academics and practitioners from different disciplines in Canada, on the potential contribution of an international crime of ecocide to long-term ecosystem protection efforts.

Event Registration: https://www.cdiph.ulaval.ca/fr/ecocide

The event will also be streamed on Facebook by the event’s organizers.

Watch replay on Facebook Live.

Earth Day Forum – Ecocide as an International Crime? Global and Canadian perspectives

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Did you know? Support for recognition of an international crime of “Ecocide” – or mass damage and destruction of ecosystems – has been steadily gaining traction at a global level.

By June 2021, an expert panel of international lawyers, convened by the Stop Ecocide Foundation, will have developed a definition of ecocide as a crime that could be enshrined in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, alongside genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression.

Stop Ecocide Canada and the Stop Ecocide Foundation, along with the Canadian Partnership for International Justice, the Canada Research Chair on International Criminal Justice and Human Rights, the International Criminal and Humanitarian Law Clinic, and Université Laval’s Faculty of Law will convene an Earth Day Forum to discuss global and Canadian perspectives on the crime of ecocide.

Join us on 22 April 2021 at 12pm (UTC-4) – Earth Day – for a virtual conversation with panelists including:

  • Lisa Oldring, Co-Chair of the event, Law and Policy Advisor, Stop Ecocide Canada
  • Fannie Lafontaine, Co-Chair of the event, Full Professor, Faculty of Law, Université Laval
  • Jojo Mehta, Co-founder and Executive Director, Stop Ecocide International;
  • Darryl Robinson, Full Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University;
  • Géraud De Lassus Saint-Geniès, Assistant Professor, Faculté de droit, Université Laval.

The panelists’ biographical notes can be found here. (PDF, 800 Ko)

The Forum will create an initial space for exchange, between academics and practitioners from different disciplines in Canada, on the potential contribution of an international crime of ecocide to long-term ecosystem protection efforts.

Event Registration: https://www.cdiph.ulaval.ca/fr/ecocide

The event will also be streamed on Facebook by the event’s organizers.

No Peace without Women’s Rights – Breaking the Cycle of Conflict in Afghanistan

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The webinaire “No Peace without Women’s Rights – Breaking the Cycle of Conflict in Afghanistan” was organized by the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism and the Women Living Under Muslim Laws International Solidarity Network.

Professor Payam Akhavan gave the welcome word. The discussion was with Dr. Sima Samar and Dr. Sally Armstrong. Professor Homa Hoodfar (Concordia) gave remarks, and Professor Vrinda Narain (McGill) moderated.

Workshop on Anti-Corruption Law

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The Workshop on Anti-Corruption Law was held in Kiryat Ono (Israel) at the Ono Academic College and organized by the Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law in cooperation with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and Ono Academic College.

Professor Joanna Harrington gave a paper presentation on “Providing for Victim Redress within the Legislative Scheme for Tackling Foreign Corruption”.

American Bar Association, Section of International Law 2019 Annual Conference

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The American Bar Association, Section of International Law 2019 Annual Conference was held in Washington DC (USA).

Professor Penelope Simons gave a presentation on “Canada’s Approach to Corporate Accountability in the Extractive Sector” on a panel on “Protect, Respect and Remedy Mantra: Canada’s Approach to Corporate Responsibility Regarding International Human Rights”.

Schulich School of Law Faculty Research Seminar Series

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The Schulich School of Law Faculty Research Seminar Series was held at Dhalousie University in Halifax (Canada) and organized by Schulich School of Law Faculty.

Professor Robert Currie gave a presentation on “Adventures in Reforming Canada’s Extradition Law: A Progress(?) Report”.

The Struggle for Human Rights – Law, Politics, Practice

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The conference “The Struggle for Human Rights – Law, Politics, Practice” was held in New York (USA) and organized by the New York University Law School.

Professor Frédéric Mégret gave a paper presentation on “Alston in Alabama: Towards a Theory of International Human Rights Law Praxis”.

Black History Month

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The confenrece Black History Month took place in London (Canada) and was organized by the Congress of Black Woman of Canada – London Chapter.

Professor Valerie Oosterveld gave a presentation on “The Prohibition of Slavery in International Law: Still Relevant in 2019”.