Monday, March 18t, 2019, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm Osgoode Hall Law School (Ignat Kaneff Building) Room 2010
The International Law in the Global South Research Seminar Series is extremely proud to have concluded a successful year of fascinating seminars! ILIGS’ last seminar for this academic year was held on March 18th, 2019 with Dr. George Rodrigo Bandeira Galindo, from the University of Brasilia, who presented a talk entitled “State Responsibility & The Third World”. We were also honoured to have Dr. Opeoluwa Badaru, the Public Policy & Advocacy Consultant at Tahirih Justice Center serve as a discussant for the talk as she helped facilitate a lively discussion.
Dr. George Rodrigo Bandeira Galindo’s Biography:
George Rodrigo Bandeira Galindo holds a Bachelor in Law from the Federal University of Pernambuco (1998), a Master in Law from the University of Brasilia (2001), and a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Brasilia (2006). He also holds a Post-Doctorate in International Law from the University of Helsinki (2010) and University of Bremen (2014). Dr. Bandeira Galindo was a Legal Advisor at the Advocacy-General of the Union (Brazil) and Legal Clerk at the Federal Supreme Court (Brazil). At the University of Brasilia Law School, he was the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Dean and Dean. He was also a Visiting Professor at the University of Macerata. Dr. Bandeira Galindo is currently an Associate Professor of the University of Brasilia Law School, as well as the Legal Adviser of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil and a Member of the Inter-American Juridical Committee of the Organization of American States. He has experience in Law and International Relations, focusing on international law, constitutional law and legal history.
Monday, March 11th 2019, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm Osgoode Hall Law School (Ignat Kaneff Building) Room 4034
The International Law in the Global South Seminar Series is honoured to have had Professor and author, Dr. John Reynolds, deliver a seminar presentation, entitled “Empire & Emergency, Race & Rights: How Colonial Law Became International Law at Osgoode Hall Law School. The talk inspired a lively and insightful discussion on the intersection between international human rights law, colonialism, race and power!
John Reynolds teaches at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, where he directs the LL.M programme in International Justice. John’s research focuses on the operation of international law in contexts of conflict, crisis and colonialism. His work is informed by and engages with the insights of Third World Approaches to International Law and he was one of the organisers of the 2015 TWAIL conference in Cairo. He is particularly interested in the racial and political economy dynamics at play in international law’s histories, doctrines and institutions. John’s book on ‘Empire, Emergency and International Law’(Cambridge University Press, 2017) was awarded the Kevin Boyle Book Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship. John has written widely on the question of Palestine, and has also published work on the use of force, occupation law, self-determination, race and apartheid, human rights, international criminal justice, social movement praxis and intellectual traditions.
Wednesday, January 23rd 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm Osgoode Hall Law School (Ignat Kaneff Building) Room 1001
The International Law in the Global South Seminar Series is very thankful to Professor Titilayo Adebola,who delivered a captivating presentation entitled “The Evolving International Intellectual Property Regimes for Plant Varieties: Actors, Institutions & Narratives” on January 23rd, 2019. Professor Adebola’s presentation was extremely well attended and inspired a very insightful post-seminar discussion amongst attendees.
Dr. Titilayo Adebola is a lecturer in law at the University of Aberdeen where she teaches Commercial Law and Intellectual Property Law courses. Her current research focuses on intellectual property rights for food and agriculture. She is interested in the broad range of cultural, economic, philosophical, political and social complexities that shape laws for food and agriculture at the local, national, regional and international levels. Dr. Adebola is a graduate of the University of Warwick and Olabisi Onabanjo University.
Wednesday, January 16th 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Osgoode Hall Law School (Ignat Kaneff Building) Room 2027
The International Law in the Global South Seminar Series would like to thank Professor Mulry Mondélice for delivering an insightful presentation on January 16th 2019, entitled “Global Governance in Diverse Societies: Rethinking the Contribution of National Human Rights Institutions in Promoting the Rule of Law in the Global South.” Professor Mondélice’s presentation drew a full house audience and inspired a fruitful post-seminar discussion on the topic. We look forward to seeing more on the topic from Professor Mulry Mondélice in the future.
Dr. Mulry Mondélice is currently a lecturer in international economic law (faculty of law, Université de Sherbrooke, and Department of legal studies, Université du Québec à Montréal). He previously taught international human rights and diplomacy at York University’s Glendon Campus; public international law, and international human rights law at Université Laval. He was a guest lecturer at the International Institute of Human Rights’ 5th training session on international human rights law in Port-au-Prince, and at the Haitian National School for the judiciary in 2015. He was a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism where he conducted research on National human rights institutions and international cooperation. Dr. Mondélice has delivered close to 50 conferences and lectures in Canada, France-Martinique, and Haiti. Numerous awards and scholarships have recognized his academic record and community leadership. A Haitian lawyer, Dr. Mondélice is a member of the Quebec Society of International Law, a member of the scientific committee of the Université Laval Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration, and an associate member of the York University Centre for Refugee Studies, and CERLAC; the McGill’s Center for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, and the Paris II Human Rights Centre (CRDH). He has published journal papers and book chapters touching the European Fundamental Rights Agency as a feature of the EU federalism; the internationalization of national human rights institutions in strengthening the rule of law; the coordination of international human rights mechanisms in the Dublin Process; the promotion of democracy in Haiti. His research interests additionally include human rights and humanitarian assistance in the European diplomacy, and new trends in the ACP-EU relations, with a focus on the economic partnership agreements. Dr. Mondélice has also graduated in philosophy from the École Normale Supérieure in Port-au-Prince.
Wednesday November 14th 2018, 1:00pm to 2:30 pm- Osgoode Hall Law School (Ignat Kaneff Building), Room 1006
The International Law in the Global South Seminar Series extends its sincerest thanks to Ms. Fatou C Houel for presenting her paper entitled “‘Universal Participation in the UN Human Rights Council: Challenges and Opportunities for LDCs and SIDS”. We were also pleased to have Dr. Ibironke Odumosu-Ayanu, from the University of Saskatchewan was a discussant, and helped facilitatea lively post-seminar discussion. The seminar was very well attended and attendees asked deeply engaging questions. We look forward to having Ms. Houel and Dr. Odumosu-Ayanu join us again in the near future.
Ms. Fatou Camara Houel is a graduate of the Science Po Paris. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the Université Lumière in France, as well as a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Human Rights from the Université Catholique. Over the past twenty years, Ms. Houel has been working for the United Nations in the fields of human rights (Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights), political affairs (Department of Political Affairs), peacekeeping (Department of Peacekeeping Operations) and humanitarian affairs (High Commissioner for Refugees). Ms. Houel is currently the Secretary of the United Nations Human Rights Council Advisory Committee, an 18-expert body mandated to conduct thematic studies. Ms. Houel is also the Coordinator of the Voluntary Technical Assistance Trust Fund to Support the Participation of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the work of the Human Rights Council. Under her leadership, the LDCs/SIDS Trust Fund has achieved significant progress, in particular ensuring the holding of the first universal session of the Human Rights Council on the occasion of its tenth anniversary in June 2016.