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    23 juin 2021 Scrap elections to UN rights council, says watchdog in Wall Street Journal op-ed

    proposed in the Wall Street Journal that the United Nations scrap elections for its 47-nation Human Rights Council, and instead expand the membership to automatically include each of the world body’s 193 member states. « The elections were designed 15 years ago this month in order to exclude the world’s worst abusers, » says Hillel Neuer, executive director of the Geneva-based non-governmental human […]

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    16 juin 2021 Investigative reporters will expose corruption in UAE and the Middle East

    Detained in Dubai is an organisation founded in 2008 by Radha Stirling, a leading human rights advocate, crisis manager and policy consultant, focusing on the UAE and the wider Middle East. Stirling is a Criminal & Civil Justice Specialist, Expert Witness, Speaker, Founder of Due Process International, Detained in Dubai, IPEX Reform and Gulf Investment […]

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    15 juin 2021 Independent Women’s Forum and Independent Women’s Law Center Urge Dept. of Education To Maintain Due Process Protections on Campus

    Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) and Independent Women’s Law Center (IWLC) filed a public comment on Friday urging the Department of Education to maintain due process protections for individuals accused of sexual misconduct on college campuses.   On March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden directed a comprehensive review of regulations implementing Title IX of the Education […]

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  4. 5 juin 2021 Attorney General James’ Responds to NRA Dropping Countersuit

    New York Attorney General Letitia James today released the following statement after the National Rifle Association (NRA) dropped a countersuit filed the same day Attorney General James filed her lawsuit to dissolve the organization last summer: “The NRA dropping its countersuit today in federal court is an implicit admission that their strategy would never prevail. […]

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    26 mai 2021 BLG’s Louise Arbour to receive Symons Medal

    Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is pleased to announce that The Honourable Louise Arbour, C.C, G.O.Q., is the recipient of this year’s Symons Medal. The Symons Medal is one of Canada’s most prestigious honours, which Madame Arbour is receiving for her many contributions to the public good. A Senior Counsel at BLG, Madame Arbour was the […]

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    22 mai 2021 Harvard University

    Credit: Philippe Landreville Harvard Law School announced today the appointment of Canadian Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella as the Samuel LL.M. ’55 S.J.D. ’59 and Judith Pisar Visiting Professor of Law effective July 1, 2022. Justice Abella will serve an initial three-year term that will run until 2025. She is the first Canadian jurist […]

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    22 mai 2021 SCC justice to be first Canadian jurist appointed to Harvard Law School chair

    SCC Justice Rosalie Abella will serve as Pisar visiting professor at Harvard Law School for three years Rosalie Silberman Abella, justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, will serve as Pisar visiting professor of law at Harvard Law School, effective July 1, 2022 for a three-year term. Abella is the first Canadian jurist appointed to […]

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    22 mai 2021 DAVIS, Thomas R.M. 1947 – 2021

    Thomas Robin MacLeod (« Tam ») Davis, a prominent Montreal lawyer, has passed away, aged 73, in Knowlton, Quebec. As a boy, Tam grew up in Montreal and attended Bishop’s College School in Lennoxville, Quebec. Upon graduating from McGill with his B.A. in History, he went abroad to the Sorbonne in Paris, where he took a diploma […]

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    9 mai 2021 Derek Chauvin NOTICE OF MOTIONS

    Notice-of-Motion-and-MotionDChauvin Source : New York Law Journal MAY 4th 2021

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    6 mai 2021 David J. Shapiro retiring from Air Canada

    After close to 25 immensely rewarding years (17 of which as CLO/ GC), I am retiring from Air Canada to embark, eventually, on new adventures- to which I am looking forward after taking some time to reconnect, “reset”, and reorient. Throughout the intense challenges, each of you has contributed in some way to the successes […]

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