March 2, 2005
Program in International Human Rights Law Speaker
Death Penalty & International Human Rights
Professor William Schabas, National University of Ireland, Galway
Chalanta Shockley: (317) 274-1917
BIO for PROFESSOR SCHABAS
Director. Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland, Galway
Chair in human rights law, National University of Ireland, Galway
B.A. and M.A., University of Toronto; LL.B., LL.M. and LL.D., University of Montreal.
Authored of twelve international law books (international human rights law, including the death penalty)
Published more than 100 international human rights law articles in academic journals.
Editor-in-chief of Criminal Law Forum (Society for the Reform of Criminal Law).
Participated in human rights missions for organizations such as Amnesty International, the International Federation of Human Rights, and the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development to Rwanda, Burundi, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, Cambodia and Guyana.
Consultant to the Ministry of Justice of Rwanda, USAID, & the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Delegate, the United Nations Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court, Rome (1998)
Board Member of several international human rights organizations and institutions, including the International Institute for Criminal Investigation (also Chair).
Professor of human rights law and criminal law at the Département des sciences juridiques of the Université du Québec à Montréal; Department Chair, 1994-1998
Visiting professor at McGill University, Université de Montréal, Université de Montpellier, Université de Paris X-Nanterre, Université de Paris XI, Université de Paris II Pantheon-Assas and University of Rwanda, Centre for Capital Punishment Studies, University of Westminster, London.
Lecturer, International Institute for Human Rights (Strasbourg), the Canadian Foreign Service Institute, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research and the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre.
Member, Quebec Human Rights Tribunal from 1996 to 2000
Senior fellow at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington (1998- 99).
Awarded the Bora Laskin Research Fellowship in Human Rights by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (1998).
NOTE: bio from http://www.wmin.ac.uk/ccps/schabas.htm
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