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May 27, 2016
- By Amanda

Our Inaugural Expert Seminar with John Norris & François Dadour

The Institute held its first Expert Seminar of the year on 16 May 2016 at the Borden Ladner Gervais offices in Ottawa. The session on National Security was co-chaired by John Norris and François Dadour, both of whom are Special Advocates for Security Certificate proceedings. The seminar included insightful and lively discussions about disruption warrants,...

October 2, 2015
- By cvaz

Introducing The Kirsch Institute International Criminal Law Certificate

We’re excited to announce the launch our new International Criminal Law (ICL) Program Certificate – the first of its kind online. We celebrate today at the University of Ottawa, where we’re hosting a day of lectures, debates and case studies on the uses, limitations and outcomes of International Criminal Law, with international and Canadian lawyer Robert...

September 13, 2015
- By cvaz

False Security: New Book on National Security by Craig Forcese and Kent Roach

Faculty member Kent Roach and Professor Craig Forcese from the University of Ottawa have written and published a new book on the wave of national security laws enacted under the Conservative Canadian government. As Professor Roach from the University of Toronto and Professor Forcese have widely stated, these new laws, ‘The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2015,’...

August 3, 2015
- By cvaz

Congratulations to Gib van Ert!

Our congratulations go out to our esteemed faculty member Gib van Ert, counsel at Hunter Litigation Chambers in Vancouver, who has been appointed Executive Legal Officer to the Chief Justice of Canada, the Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, for a two-year term. The Executive Legal Officer acts as principal adviser to the Chief Justice and is...

July 14, 2015
- By cvaz

Its out! Watch the recording of our National Security event now.

Available online, our professionally recorded video of our May 29th event on “Anti-Terrorism in Troubling Times” takes you through each presentation and discussion, delivering concise, timely and pertinent information in a high quality format. Register online to get your full CPD hours and contact us for bundle packages available with our 2014 foundational National Security...

July 6, 2015
- By cvaz

The Honourable Yves de Montigny appointed to the Federal Court of Appeal

Congratulations are in order to our very own faculty member, The Honourable Yves de Montigny, who was recently appointed a judge to the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal. Mr. Yves de Montigny will replace Mr. Justice R. Mainville, who was appointed in July of last year. Mr. de Montigny has been a pivotal figure in the...

March 25, 2015
- By cvaz

New Publication by Philippe Kirsch

Philippe Kirsch and Mohamed S. Helal have written a new chapter, “Libya”,  in a recent publication entitled “The United Nations Security Council in the Age of Human Rights,” edited by Jared Genser and Bruno Stagno Ugarte, from the Cambridge University Press, 2014. Written by leading practitioners, scholars and experts, this book provides both an overview...

February 10, 2015
- By cvaz

We’re hiring! Marketing Coordinator based in Toronto or Ottawa

1 POSITION AVAILABLE: Marketing Coordinator  Based in Toronto or Ottawa The Philippe Kirsch Institute (PKI) is a legal training institute enlisting a consortium of former Supreme Court and international judges and leading jurists. The Institute’s world-class faculty members deliver high quality continuing professional development (CPD) using innovative technology and pedagogy. The Institute equips lawyers with...

January 29, 2015
- By cvaz

Book a keynote from our new Speakers’ Bureau

29 January 2015 / Ottawa – A new speakers’ bureau launches today as part of The Philippe Kirsch Institute. The Kirsch Institute Speakers’ Bureau will deepen the landscape of keynote presentations with captivating analysis and ideas from thought leaders representing a variety of timely sectors. Visionary leaders in their fields, these speakers share powerful first-hand...