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    14 décembre 2017 Translation of Response by Joan Clark, O.C., Q.C., Ad.E. to Honour accorded to her by the Law Graduates Association (ADDUM) of the University of Montreal, November 29, 2017

    Madam Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal Mr. Chief Justice of the Superior Court Mr. President of the Chamber of Notaries Mr. Dean of the Faculty of Law Dear colleagues, dear friends I wish to express how much I am touched by your honouring me this evening, whether merited or not. To receive this […]

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  2. 6 décembre 2017 Blocked: Qatar bid for VP of UN human rights council stymied by Arab rivals

    Qatar ambassador Ali Al Mansouri, seeking to become VP of the UNHRC, with Mr. Michael Møller, Director-general of the United Nations Office at Geneva. Monitoring group UN Watch has learned that Qatar submitted a bid to become vice-president of the UN Human Rights Council, but its Gulf Arab rivals are blocking the nomination, forcing Asian states […]

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  3. 13 novembre 2017 Above: Hassan Idriss Ahmed Salih at the UN, April 2017.

    U.N. chief António Guterres should remove a U.N. official who was detained by police and handcuffed after he groped a woman in a Manhattan bar early Sunday. Sudanese diplomat Hassan Salih, who in May was elected vice-chair of the U.N. committee that oversees the work of 4,500 human rights NGOs, grabbed the 23-year-old victim’s buttocks and breast while dancing at […]

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    11 novembre 2017 Lord Reading Law Society’s October 25th, 2017, Abella-Breyer Gala Dinner

    From left to right in the photo: Me Larry Markowitz, LRLS Immediate Past-President Me David Ettedgui, LRLS President Justice Stephen Breyer , United States Supreme Court Me Ian M.Solloway, Dinner Chair Justice Rosalie Abella, Supreme Court of Canada The Honourable Irwin Cutler, former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of Canada    

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    3 novembre 2017 Please join us in congratulating law student Claudia Di Iorio, who won the Young Quebecers Leading the Way Award! 👏👏👏

    Please join us in congratulating law student Claudia Di Iorio, who won the Young Quebecers Leading the Way Award! 👏👏👏 « Claudia is a brilliant, resilient and courageous young woman who overcame adversity to become a highly visible and influential proponent for safe driving. Beginning in 2010, during the summer of her 16th birthday, she battled […]

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    24 octobre 2017 Interview with Manuel Shacter, BCL’47

    An “unsung hero of Canadian Law” is how then Dean of Law Nicholas Kasirer described Manuel “Manny” Shacter, Ad. E., BCL’47, on the occasion of a special ceremony organized in 2008 to celebrate his career. This year marks another milestone for Manny, as he celebrates his 70th Class Anniversary. We met with him to discuss […]

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  7. 13 octobre 2017 New Podcast, « Legally Insane » Dives Into Crazy Legal History

     — Available THIS WEEK on iTunes — the new weekly podcast from Cascade Media — Legally Insane. Legally Insane is a deep and comedic dive into some of the craziest and darkest parts of the legal history of this great country. It’s like Mad Libs for legal history! The podcast will cover a wide range of topics such as Divorce Law, […]

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    Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today warned New Yorkers to remain vigilant against possible hacking and phishing attempts by cybercriminals following the Equifax data breach. Last week Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies, experienced a massive breach affecting 143 million Americans and over 8 million New Yorkers. Hackers accessed names, Social […]

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  9. 11 septembre 2017 How to protect yourself from the Equifax hack

    Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies, has reported a massive hack potentially exposing the sensitive personal and financial information of 143 million Americans and over 8 million New Yorkers — nearly everyone with a credit report. Hackers accessed names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and in some instances, driver’s license […]

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  10. A general view of participants at a 28th Session at the Human Rights Council on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. 20 March 2015. UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré
    9 août 2017 U.N. Must Hold Urgent Session on Venezuela

    Hours after the Venezuelan police’s midnight arrest of pro-democracy leader Leopoldo Lopez and Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma, the Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch today called on U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley, UN chief Antonio Guterres and human rights commissioner Zeid Al-Hussein to support an emergency session of the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council to address […]

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