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11-27-23 | Environmental Law, Food Law, Public Law

Tackling food waste: A recipe for change

Approximately 1.3 billion tons of food go to waste each year. The economic losses, and the impact of food waste on the environment are problems that we can no longer afford to ignore. Professor Heather McLeod-Kilmurray has been at the forefront of addressing sustainable food systems since 2016. She exposes the risks and impacts of food loss and waste, explaining the need for coordinated, global food waste reduction strategies.

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11-22-23 | Criminal Law, Human Rights, International, Public Law

At the Crossroads: A Crucial Discourse on Human Rights and International Justice

International justice is at a critical juncture. There is a poignant need today for dialogue that transcends time and speaks to the universality of human rights. The Wallenberg Centre, in collaboration with the University of Ottawa presented the 2023 Elie Wiesel Distinguished Lectureship in Human Rights with Mr. Karim Khan, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, as guest lecturer. Mr. Khan’s insights shed light on the challenges our world faces and the urgency for action against ongoing atrocities and human rights violations.

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08-28-23 | Civil Law, Food Law, Public Law

898.1 C.c.Q. The ethical and legal debate on the status of animals in Quebec

At the crossroads of the legal and ethical worlds lies an increasingly pressing question: do some animals have more legal privileges than others? Let’s explore the experiences of three different laying hens.

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08-16-23 | Legal Pluralism, Public Law, Training

Legal Pluralism and Public Law: uOttawa hosts a major international conference in 2024

The University of Ottawa proudly hosts the 2024 Public Law Conference, gathering jurists from around the world under the theme “Rights, Duties, and Powers in Public Law.” As part of a series of international public law conferences, this significant event brings together participants from the academic, legal practice, and judicial spheres, providing an exceptional forum for common law jurists. From July 3 to 5, 2024, in Ottawa, the conference will highlight legal pluralism inspired by the Canadian experience.

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