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Emerging Issues in Intl Law on Human Rights: Briefing for Canadian Lawyers

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Welcome to the introductory page for the following module: Emerging Issues in Intl Law on Human Rights: Briefing for Canadian Lawyers

In this section, the instructors will present learning modules related to International Human Rights Law and its relevance to Canadian legal practice; International Civil & Political Rights; International Economic, Social & Cultural Rights; Indigenous rights; and gender.

The International Human Rights Law and its relevance to Canadian legal practice section will provide an overview of Human Rights and globalization and the reception of International Human Rights Law in Canadian law. The International Civil & Political Rights section will provide an overview of recent developments in International Civil and Political Rights and their application before Canadian Courts, global trends in International Civil and Political Rights and Canadian Law, and relevant International and Canadian mechanisms and actors. The International Economic, Social & Cultural Rights section will provide an overview of recent developments in International Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and their application before Canadian Courts, Global Trends in International Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Canadian Law, and relevant International and Canadian mechanisms and actors. The Indigenous rights section will provide an overview of recent developments in Indigenous rights and their application before Canadian Courts, global trends in Indigenous rights and Canadian Law, and relevant International and Canadian mechanisms and actors. Finally, the Gender section will provide an overview of recent developments in Gender Rights and their application before Canadian Courts, global trends in Gender rights and Canadian Law, and relevant International and Canadian mechanisms and actors.

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Instructor

Alexandra R. Harrington

Alexandra R. Harrington was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2006. During her studies at Albany Law School, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Albany Law Journal of Science & Technology. In 2007 she graduated summa cum laude from Albany Law School with a LL.M. in International Law. She is currently a DCL student at McGill University’s Faculty of Law and is affiliated with the International and Comparative Law Institute. Ms. Harrington was awarded a Provost’s Graduate Fellowship and a MacDonald Graduate Scholarship from McGill University. Ms. Harrington’s doctoral thesis, conducted under the supervision of Professor Frederic Megret, will examine the transformation of territory in international law. She has published over fifteen law review articles on a variety of topics including military law, criminal law, corruption law, international trade law, food law, constitutional law, privacy law, international and comparative law, religious law, aviation law, international organizations, international and regional environmental law, health law and international policing.