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École d’été 2020 «Justice internationale et les droits des victimes»

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L’école

L’école d’été sur la justice internationale et les droits des victimes rassemblera des experts de renommée internationale et des organisations de défense des droits humains, afin de discuter et de réfléchir sur les questions relatives aux droits des victimes et à la justice internationale. Ces dernières années, des développements tels que la Cour pénale internationale ont amené les droits des victimes à la justice pénale. Afin de garantir que les droits des victimes restent liés à la réalité des victimes et d’éviterleur transformation en des concepts juridiques vides et détachés des besoins des victimes, il est important de comprendre l’impact de la victimisation, les besoins des victimes et les effets de la loi.

Ce cours vise à former et à mobiliser des étudiants et des professionnels dans les domaines du droit, de la criminologie et des disciplines connexes à des questions clés concernant les droits des victimes d’actes criminels et d’abus de pouvoir. Organisée en collaboration avec l’École de criminologie, le CÉRIUM et le Centre international de criminologie comparée (CICC), l’école d’été est une activité du Partenariat canadien pour la justice internationale (PCJI), qui est subventionné par le Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada.

Les sujets abordés comprennent la réparation des victimes de crimes contre l’humanité, les besoins des victimes de violences sexuelles devant les tribunaux, la manière dont les tribunaux traitent les victimes qui sont en même temps des agresseurs et la place des victimes dans la justice transitionnelle.

À chaque jour de cette semaine de cours, deux conférences d’experts seront présentées. Les conférences durent une heure et trente minutes et sont suivies d’une pause et d’une période de discussion. De plus, une visite au Centre Raoul Wallenberg est prévue.

L’école se tiendra du 1er au 6 juin 2019. Les étudiant.e.s crédité.e.s sont invité.e.s à une séance d’accueil.

Le PCJI offre une bourse de 2000$ à un.e étudiant.e de maîtrise ou de doctorat provenant d’un pays en développement afin de participer à l’école. Voir ici pour plus d’informations.

Langue

L’école est bilingue (français-anglais). On s’attend à ce que les étudiants parlent couramment le français ou l’anglais et à ce qu’ils aient au moins une compréhensionpassive de l’autre langue. Les étudiants ont la possibilité de rédiger leur travail enfrançais ou en anglais.

Professeurs

  • Jo-Anne Wemmersprofesseure titulaire, École de criminologie, Université de Montréal. Chercheure au Centre international de criminologie comparée (CICC) et responsable de l’équipe de recherche Victimes, droits et société. Contact : jo-anne.m.wemmers@umontreal.ca
  • Fannie Lafontaine, professeure titulaire, Faculté de droit, Université Laval. Titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada sur la justice pénale internationale et les droits fondamentaux
  • Valerie Oosterveld, professeure associée, Faculty of Law, Western Law. Directrice adjointe du Western University’s Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction
  • Mylène Jaccoud, professeure titulaire, École de criminologie, Université de Montréal
  • Mark A. Drumbl, professeur et directeur du Transnational Law Institute, School of Law, Washington and Lee University
  • Amissi Manirabonaprofesseur agrégé, Faculté de droit, Université de Montréal
  • Isabelle Daignault, professeure agrégée, École de criminologie, Université de Montréal. Co-directrice du laboratoire Centre d’étude sur le développement et l’adaptation des jeunes (CEDAJ).
  • Miriam Cohen, professeure adjointe, Université de Montréal
  • Myriam Denov, professeure titulaire, School of social work, Université McGill 

Activités sociales

Les participants sont invités à assister à un cocktail d’ouverture, ainsi qu’à un cocktail de fermeture le samedi, où seront remis les certificats de participation. Les échanges entre les professeurs, les professionnels et les étudiants seront encouragésafin de permettre aux participants d’élargir leurs réseaux.

Modalités d’inscription

Le cours s’adresse aux étudiants des cycles supérieurs et aux étudiants exceptionnels de premier cycle en droit, en criminologie et des disciplines connexes de l’Université de Montréal. Également, il est adressé aux étudiants des autresuniversités du Québec, du Canada et de l’international, ainsi qu’aux professionnelsintéressés, notamment aux avocats travaillant dans le domaine du droit pénal international.

Les professionnels recevront un certificat de participation plutôt que des crédits. Les membres de l’Ordre des criminologues du Québec et du Barreau du Québec pourraient se faire créditer ce cours par leur ordre professionnel (des conditions peuvent s’appliquer).

Les étudiants inscrits au baccalauréat doivent avoir l’autorisation du directeur de leur programme, une moyenne de 3,5 sur 4,3 et avoir complété au moins 60 crédits universitaires pour être admis dans ce cours.

Les étudiants peuvent choisir soit d’obtenir 3 crédits (en répondant à la totalité des exigences), soit de n’en retirer que 1,5 crédits (en assistant à la semaine d’enseignement et en ne faisant qu’une partie du travail). Les étudiants crédités sont invités à assister à la séance d’accueil du 31 mai 2019.

Les informations sur les démarches d’inscription seront mises à jour à l’adresse: https://cerium.umontreal.ca/etudes

Frais d’inscription

  • Employés gouvernementaux et entreprises : 1 200$ CA
  • Grand public (salariés, retraités, travailleurs autonomes) : 1 000$ CA
  • OSBL et ONG: 500$ CA
  • Étudiants non crédités ou hors Québec : 475$ CA
  • Tarif à la journée : 350$ CA

(Le taux de change peut varier.)

Le PCJI offre une bourse de 2000$ à un.e étudiant.e de maîtrise ou de doctorat provenant de pays en développement afin de participer à l’école. Voir ici pour plus d’informations.

Arrivée

Les citoyens de plusieurs pays ont besoin d’un visa afin de visiter le Canada. Afin de connaitre les démarches pour obtenir un visa, veuillez visiter : http://www.cic.gc.ca/francais/visiter/touriste.asp
Veuillez contater la responsable du cours afin de vous procurer une lettred’invitation par le CÉRIUM pour venir au Canada.

L’aéroport international de Montréal Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau est situé sur l’Île deMontréal. La Société de transport de Montréal (STM, http://www.stm.info/fr) offre un service d’autobus et de métro. L’autobus 747 relie l’aéroport Trudeau à la stationde métro Lionel-Groulx. Le tarif de cette ligne express est de 10$, payable en monnaie exacte dans le bus. À la station Lionel-Groulx, vous pourrez prendre lemétro afin de vous rendre à l’Université de Montréal (ligne bleue, stations Université de Montréal et Côte des Neiges). Pour accéder à la carte du métro, veuillez visiter : http://www.stm.info/fr/infos/reseaux/metro

Des taxis sont aussi accessibles. Le trajet de l’aéroport à l’université en taxi coûte environ 40$.

Logement

Il est de la responsabilité des participants venant de l’extérieur de Montréal detrouver et de réserver leur logement. À deux pas de l’université de Montréal, lesstudios Hôtel (métro Université de Montréal) donnent la possibilité de louer une chambre simple ou double.

Pour plus d’informations et pour faire vos réservations, visitez : http://www.zumhotel.ca/fr/tarifs/

Pour d’autres options, visitez : http://www.logement.umontreal.ca/trouver/temporaire.htm

Activités touristiques

Montréal est une ville cosmopolite et multiculturelle de 4 millions d’habitants provenant de 120 pays différents. À quelques pas de l’Université de Montréal, setrouve la rue Côte des Neiges où vous aurez accès à des supermarchés, à des pharmacies, des restaurants, des cafés, des librairies, entre autres.

L’université se situe à quelques pas de l’Oratoire Saint-Joseph. On a facilement accès au centre-ville, au Vieux-Port, au Mont-Royal, ainsi qu’aux quartiers Le Plateau et leMile-End, où vous trouverez une ample offre gastronomique, des cafés, des boutiques, entre autres attractions touristiques.

Pour plus d’informations à propos de Montréal et de ses activités touristiques, veuillez visiter le site Web de Tourisme Montréal : https://www.mtl.org/fr

Au plaisir de vous voir à Montréal!

2020 International Justice and Victims’ Rights Summer School

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The School

The International Justice and Victims’ Rights summer school brings together internationally renowned experts, and human rights organizations in order to discuss and reflect on issues surrounding victims’ rights and international justice. In recent years, developments like the International Criminal Court, have catapulted victims’ rights into criminal justice. In order to ensure that as they evolve, victims’rights remain linked to the reality of victims and not develop into empty legal concepts that are detached from victims’ needs, it is important to have an understanding of the impact of victimization, victims’ needs and the effects of the law.

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. Organized in collaboration with the School of Criminology, the CÉRIUM, and the International Centre for Comparative Criminology, this course is an activity of the Canadian Partnership for International Justice (CPIJ), which is funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

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 are 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.

The school will take place from June 1 to 6, 2020. Students who will be credited are invited to attend to a welcome session.

CPIJ is offering a $ 2,000 scholarship to a graduate student from a developing country to attend this school. See here for more information. 

Language

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. Students may submit their work in French or English.

Speakers

  • Jo-Anne Wemmers, Course Leader, Professor, School of Criminology, Université de Montréal. Researcher at the International Centre of Comparative Criminology (CICC), Head of the research team Victims, Rights and Society. Contact : jo-anne.m.wemmers@umontreal.ca
  • Fannie Lafontaine, Professor, Faculty of Law, Laval University. Canada Research Chair in International Criminal Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Valerie Oosterveld, Associate Professor, Western Law. Associate Director, Western University’s Center for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction
  • Mylène Jaccoud, Professor, School of Criminologie, Université de Montréal
  • Mark A. Drumbl, Alumni Professor of Law and Director, Transnational Law Institute, School of Law, Washington and Lee University
  • Amissi Manirabona, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal
  • Isabelle Daignault, Associate Professor, School of Criminology, Université de Montréal. Co-director of the Centre d’étude sur le développement et l’adaptation desjeunes (CEDAJ).
  • Miriam Cohen, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal
  • Myriam Denov, Professor, School of Social Work, McGill University

Social activities

Participants are invited to attend an opening cocktail, as well as a closing cocktail on Saturday, where certificates of participation will be presented. Exchanges between professors, professionals and students will be encouraged in order to allow participants to expand their networks.

Registration details

The course is intended for graduate and exceptional undergraduate students in the areas of law, criminology, and related disciplines at the Université de Montréal, as well as other universities in Quebec, Canada and abroad. It is also intended for interested professionals, including lawyers working in the field of international criminal law.

Professionals will receive a certificate of participation rather than credits. Members of the Ordre des criminologues du Québec and the Barreau du Québec may be credited with this course by their professional order (conditions may apply).

Undergraduate students are required to have the authorization of their program director, an average of 3.5 out of 4.3 and have completed at least 60 university credits before enrolling.

Students can choose either to obtain 3 credits (meeting all the requirements) or obtain 1.5 credits (attending lectures and doing only part of the assignments).

Students who will be credited are invited to attend to a welcome session on May 31st, 2019.

Registration information will be updated at: https://cerium.umontreal.ca/en/programs-of-study/

Registration fees

• Government and business employees: CA $ 1,200
• General public (employees, retirees, self-employed): CA $ 1,000• NPO and NGO: CA $ 500
• Uncredited or outside Quebec students: CA $ 475
• Daily rates: CA $ 350

(Rates may change)

CPIJ is offering a $ 2,000 scholarship to a graduate student from a developing country to attend this school. See here for more information. 

Arrival

Participants from outside of Canada may require a visa to visit Canada. In order to know the steps to obtain a visa, please visit: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/tourist.asp

If required, participants can receive a letter of invitation from CÉRIUM by contacting the course leader.

Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is located on the Island of Montreal. The Montreal Transit Corporation (STM, http://www.stm.info/en) offers bus and metro service. Bus 747 runs between Trudeau Airport and the Lionel- Groulx Metro Station. The rate of this express line is $ 10, payable in exact change on the bus. At the Lionel-Groulx station, you can take the metro to get to the Université de Montréal (blue line, Université de Montréal and Côte-des-Neiges stations). To access the metro map, please visit: http://www.stm.info/en/infos/reseaux/metroTaxis are also available. Expect to pay approximately $40 for a taxi from the airport to the university.

Accommodation

It is the responsibility of participants coming from outside Montreal to find and book their accommodation. The Hotel Studios is located very close to the university (Metro station Université de Montréal) and offers the possibility of renting a single or double room for the week.

For more information and to make your reservations, please visit: http://www.zumhotel.ca/en/tariffs/

For other options, please visit: http://www.logement.umontreal.ca/trouver/temporaire.htm

Tourist activities

Montreal is a cosmopolitan and multicultural city of 4 million people from 120 different countries. Just a few steps from the university, you will find Côte-des- Neiges street where you will have access to supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants, cafés, bookstores, among others.

The university is a short walk from Saint Joseph’s Oratory. It has easy access to the city center, the Old Port, Mount-Royal, as well as the Le Plateau and Mile-End neighborhoods, where you will find a wide offer of restaurants, cafés, boutiques, and other tourist attractions.

For more information about what to do in Montreal, please visit the Tourisme Montréal website: https://www.mtl.org/en

Looking forward to seeing you in Montreal!

International Justice and Victims’ Rights Summer School

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The School

The International Justice and Victims’ Rights summer school brings together internationally renowned experts, and human rights organizations in order to discuss and reflect on issues surrounding victims’ rights and international justice. In recent years, developments like the International Criminal Court, have catapulted victims’ rights into criminal justice. In order to ensure that as they evolve, victims’rights remain linked to the reality of victims and not develop into empty legal concepts that are detached from victims’ needs, it is important to have an understanding of the impact of victimization, victims’ needs and the effects of the law.

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. Organized in collaboration with the School of Criminology, the CÉRIUM, and the International Centre for Comparative Criminology, this course is an activity of the Canadian Partnership for International Justice (CPIJ), which is funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

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 are 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.

CPIJ is offering a $ 2,000 scholarship to a graduate student from a developing country to attend this school. See here for more information. 

Language

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. Students may submit their work in French or English.

Speakers

  • Jo-Anne Wemmers, Course Leader, Professor, School of Criminology, Université de Montréal. Researcher at the International Centre of Comparative Criminology (CICC), Head of the research team Victims, Rights and Society. Contact : jo-anne.m.wemmers@umontreal.ca
  • Fannie Lafontaine, Professor, Faculty of Law, Laval University. Canada Research Chair in International Criminal Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Valerie Oosterveld, Associate Professor, Western Law. Associate Director, Western University’s Center for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction
  • Mylène Jaccoud, Professor, School of Criminologie, Université de Montréal
  • Luke Moffett, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast. Researcher at The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice
  • Mark A. Drumbl, Alumni Professor of Law and Director, Transnational Law Institute, School of Law, Washington and Lee University
  • Frédéric Mégret, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill, William Dawson Scholar
  • Amissi Manirabona, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal
  • Isabelle Daignault, Associate Professor, School of Criminology, Université de Montréal. Co-director of the Centre d’étude sur le développement et l’adaptation desjeunes (CEDAJ).
  • Amanda Ghahremani Legal Consultant: International Criminal Law, Universal Jurisdiction & Redress for Survivors of Atrocity Crimes

Social activities

Participants are invited to attend an opening cocktail, as well as a closing cocktail on Saturday, where certificates of participation will be presented. Exchanges between professors, professionals and students will be encouraged in order to allow participants to expand their networks.

Registration details

The course is intended for graduate and exceptional undergraduate students in the areas of law, criminology, and related disciplines at the Université de Montréal, as well as other universities in Quebec, Canada and abroad. It is also intended for interested professionals, including lawyers working in the field of international criminal law.

Professionals will receive a certificate of participation rather than credits. Members of the Ordre des criminologues du Québec and the Barreau du Québec may be credited with this course by their professional order (conditions may apply).

Undergraduate students are required to have the authorization of their program director, an average of 3.5 out of 4.3 and have completed at least 60 university credits before enrolling.

Students can choose either to obtain 3 credits (meeting all the requirements) or obtain 1.5 credits (attending lectures and doing only part of the assignments).

Students who will be credited are invited to attend to a welcome session on May 31st, 2019.

Registration information will be updated at: https://cerium.umontreal.ca/en/programs-of-study/

Registration fees

• Government and business employees: CA $ 1,200
• General public (employees, retirees, self-employed): CA $ 1,000• NPO and NGO: CA $ 500
• Uncredited or outside Quebec students: CA $ 475
• Daily rates: CA $ 350

(Rates may change)

CPIJ is offering a $ 2,000 scholarship to a graduate student from a developing country to attend this school. See here for more information. 

Arrival

Participants from outside of Canada may require a visa to visit Canada. In order to know the steps to obtain a visa, please visit: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/tourist.asp

If required, participants can receive a letter of invitation from CÉRIUM by contacting the course leader.

Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is located on the Island of Montreal. The Montreal Transit Corporation (STM, http://www.stm.info/en) offers bus and metro service. Bus 747 runs between Trudeau Airport and the Lionel- Groulx Metro Station. The rate of this express line is $ 10, payable in exact change on the bus. At the Lionel-Groulx station, you can take the metro to get to the Université de Montréal (blue line, Université de Montréal and Côte-des-Neiges stations). To access the metro map, please visit: http://www.stm.info/en/infos/reseaux/metroTaxis are also available. Expect to pay approximately $40 for a taxi from the airport to the university.

Accommodation

It is the responsibility of participants coming from outside Montreal to find and book their accommodation. The Hotel Studios is located very close to the university (Metro station Université de Montréal) and offers the possibility of renting a single or double room for the week.

For more information and to make your reservations, please visit: http://www.zumhotel.ca/en/tariffs/

For other options, please visit: http://www.logement.umontreal.ca/trouver/temporaire.htm

Tourist activities

Montreal is a cosmopolitan and multicultural city of 4 million people from 120 different countries. Just a few steps from the university, you will find Côte-des- Neiges street where you will have access to supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants, cafés, bookstores, among others.

The university is a short walk from Saint Joseph’s Oratory. It has easy access to the city center, the Old Port, Mount-Royal, as well as the Le Plateau and Mile-End neighborhoods, where you will find a wide offer of restaurants, cafés, boutiques, and other tourist attractions.

For more information about what to do in Montreal, please visit the Tourisme Montréal website: https://www.mtl.org/en

Looking forward to seeing you in Montreal!

Three students receive funding to attend the Siracusa Institute Specialization Course in ICL

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April 2019 – On 11 April 2019, 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’ 19th Specialization Course in International Criminal Law for Young Penalists. This course will take place from 2 to 10 June 2019 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:

This selection followed a widely shared call for applications which terminated on the 31st of March 2019. An extensive analysis of the numerous applications received led the Committee to select two students studying in Canada and one student from a developing or less developed country.

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!

Scholarship to attend the “International Justice and Victims’ Rights Summer School”: Call for applications

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$ 2,000 scholarship (Master’s or Ph.D. student)

Purpose of the scholarship

The Canadian Partnership for International Justice (CPIJ) is offering a $ 2,000 scholarship to graduate students from developing countries to attend the International Justice and Victims’ Rights Summer School (see also here). Under the direction of Jo-Anne Wemmers, Professor at the School of Criminology, the summer school will be held on May 31 to June 8, 2019 at the Montreal Centre for International Studies, University of Montreal (CÉRIUM). As 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 scholarship will be used to help pay tuition, travel expenses, and stay of the student.

Application

Please send a file containing:

  • A short CV (use this format), including the list of academic and professional achievements (e.g. education, scholarships, publications, presentations at conferences);
  • A letter of motivation specifying your research interests and justifying the benefit of participating in the summer school for the advancement of your project;
  • A copy of the grades obtained in your current program;
  • A proof of current enrolment in a postsecondary institution.

Filing the application

Complete files must be emailed by Friday, March 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM to valerie.meehan@umontreal.ca as a single file in PDF format. Only complete files will be taken into account.

International Justice and Victims’ Rights Summer School

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The School

The International Justice and Victims’ Rights summer school brings together internationally renowned experts, and human rights organizations in order to discuss and reflect on issues surrounding victims’ rights and international justice. In recent years, developments like the International Criminal Court, have catapulted victims’ rights into criminal justice. In order to ensure that as they evolve, victims’rights remain linked to the reality of victims and not develop into empty legal concepts that are detached from victims’ needs, it is important to have an understanding of the impact of victimization, victims’ needs and the effects of the law.

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. Organized in collaboration with the School of Criminology, the CÉRIUM, and the International Centre for Comparative Criminology, this course is an activity of the Canadian Partnership for International Justice (CPIJ), which is funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

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 are 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.

The school will take place from June 3 to 8, 2019. Students who will be credited are invited to attend to a welcome session on May 31st, 2019.

CPIJ is offering a $ 2,000 scholarship to a graduate student from a developing country to attend this school. See here for more information. 

Language

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. Students may submit their work in French or English.

Speakers

  • Jo-Anne Wemmers, Course Leader, Professor, School of Criminology, Université de Montréal. Researcher at the International Centre of Comparative Criminology (CICC), Head of the research team Victims, Rights and Society. Contact : jo-anne.m.wemmers@umontreal.ca
  • Fannie Lafontaine, Professor, Faculty of Law, Laval University. Canada Research Chair in International Criminal Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Valerie Oosterveld, Associate Professor, Western Law. Associate Director, Western University’s Center for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction
  • Mylène Jaccoud, Professor, School of Criminologie, Université de Montréal
  • Luke Moffett, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast. Researcher at The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice
  • Mark A. Drumbl, Alumni Professor of Law and Director, Transnational Law Institute, School of Law, Washington and Lee University
  • Frédéric Mégret, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill, William Dawson Scholar
  • Amissi Manirabona, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal
  • Isabelle Daignault, Associate Professor, School of Criminology, Université de Montréal. Co-director of the Centre d’étude sur le développement et l’adaptation desjeunes (CEDAJ).
  • Amanda Ghahremani Legal Consultant: International Criminal Law, Universal Jurisdiction & Redress for Survivors of Atrocity Crimes

Social activities

Participants are invited to attend an opening cocktail, as well as a closing cocktail on Saturday, where certificates of participation will be presented. Exchanges between professors, professionals and students will be encouraged in order to allow participants to expand their networks.

Registration details

The course is intended for graduate and exceptional undergraduate students in the areas of law, criminology, and related disciplines at the Université de Montréal, as well as other universities in Quebec, Canada and abroad. It is also intended for interested professionals, including lawyers working in the field of international criminal law.

Professionals will receive a certificate of participation rather than credits. Members of the Ordre des criminologues du Québec and the Barreau du Québec may be credited with this course by their professional order (conditions may apply).

Undergraduate students are required to have the authorization of their program director, an average of 3.5 out of 4.3 and have completed at least 60 university credits before enrolling.

Students can choose either to obtain 3 credits (meeting all the requirements) or obtain 1.5 credits (attending lectures and doing only part of the assignments).

Students who will be credited are invited to attend to a welcome session on May 31st, 2019.

Registration information will be updated at: https://cerium.umontreal.ca/en/programs-of-study/

Registration fees

• Government and business employees: CA $ 1,200
• General public (employees, retirees, self-employed): CA $ 1,000• NPO and NGO: CA $ 500
• Uncredited or outside Quebec students: CA $ 475
• Daily rates: CA $ 350

(Rates may change)

CPIJ is offering a $ 2,000 scholarship to a graduate student from a developing country to attend this school. See here for more information. 

Arrival

Participants from outside of Canada may require a visa to visit Canada. In order to know the steps to obtain a visa, please visit: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/tourist.asp

If required, participants can receive a letter of invitation from CÉRIUM by contacting the course leader.

Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is located on the Island of Montreal. The Montreal Transit Corporation (STM, http://www.stm.info/en) offers bus and metro service. Bus 747 runs between Trudeau Airport and the Lionel- Groulx Metro Station. The rate of this express line is $ 10, payable in exact change on the bus. At the Lionel-Groulx station, you can take the metro to get to the Université de Montréal (blue line, Université de Montréal and Côte-des-Neiges stations). To access the metro map, please visit: http://www.stm.info/en/infos/reseaux/metroTaxis are also available. Expect to pay approximately $40 for a taxi from the airport to the university.

Accommodation

It is the responsibility of participants coming from outside Montreal to find and book their accommodation. The Hotel Studios is located very close to the university (Metro station Université de Montréal) and offers the possibility of renting a single or double room for the week.

For more information and to make your reservations, please visit: http://www.zumhotel.ca/en/tariffs/

For other options, please visit: http://www.logement.umontreal.ca/trouver/temporaire.htm

Tourist activities

Montreal is a cosmopolitan and multicultural city of 4 million people from 120 different countries. Just a few steps from the university, you will find Côte-des- Neiges street where you will have access to supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants, cafés, bookstores, among others.

The university is a short walk from Saint Joseph’s Oratory. It has easy access to the city center, the Old Port, Mount-Royal, as well as the Le Plateau and Mile-End neighborhoods, where you will find a wide offer of restaurants, cafés, boutiques, and other tourist attractions.

For more information about what to do in Montreal, please visit the Tourisme Montréal website: https://www.mtl.org/en

Looking forward to seeing you in Montreal!

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

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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 to 9 2018, it gathered many world-renowed experts and motivated students. Each day was full with two three-hour lectures given by experts, namely: Jo-Anne Wemmers (Université de Montréal), Valerie Oosterveld (Western University), Frédéric Mégret (McGill University), Amissi Manirabona (Université de Montréal), Jonathan Doak (Nottingham Law School), Isabelle Daignault (Université de Montréal), Mark A. Drumbl (Washington and Lee University), Michel Seymour (Université de Montréal), Stéphan Parmentier (Leuvens Instituut voor Criminologie), Fannie Lafontaine (Université Laval) and Philippe Tremblay (Avocats sans frontières Canada).

The lectures were followed with evening activities such as the visit of the Raoul-Wallenberg Center including a meeting with the Honourable Irwin Cotler, a meeting with the CCIJ’s Legal Director Amanda Ghahremani, and the presentation by Paulo Estrada of its film Sin Miedo.

More information about the summer school is available here.

Summer school students and Prof. Stéphan Parmentier (KU Leuven)

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.