The Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law was launched on Wednesday 11 November 2009, at the Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montreal
The Interim Dean Daniel Jutras officially welcomed François Crépeau in his new Faculty.
The inaugural lecture of Prof. François Crépeau is entitled: "Towards democratically monitoring the implementation of international treaties ratified by Canada”.
The inaugural lecture was preceded by a conference on human trafficking. The speakers were: Ms. Nathalie Levman, Counsel at Justice Canada :
The Superintendent Michel Aubin from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police:
and Prof. Audrey Macklin from the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto:
The panel was chaired by Peter Leuprecht, former Dean of Law, McGill University, as well as former Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, and former Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations for Human Rights in Cambodia:
The inaugural lecture was followed by a cocktail, during which François Crépeau announced that the French version of the Refugee Law Reader would be online on 16 November 2009.
Me Denise Otis, legal officer of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Montreal, told the audience how important this online curriculum on refugee law was crucial both for practitioners and academics.
François Crépeau also announced the publication of a book he has co-edited with Prof. Delphine Nakache and Ms. Idil Atak: "Les migrations internationales contemporaines".
Pictures of this event are available on-line.