Professor Fournier offers her warmest congratulations to the recipients of the Rights and Freedoms Award 2016 of the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission
201701.06
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Professor Fournier offers her warmest congratulations to the recipients of the Rights and Freedoms Award 2016 of the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission

On December 8th 2016, Pascale Fournier, Full Professor of the Civil Law Section at the University of Ottawa and Research Chair in Legal Pluralism and Comparative Law, had the pleasure of attending the presentation ceremony of the Rights and Freedoms Award 2016 of the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission. Awarded to Annie Pullen…

Professor Pascale Fournier Elected to the Royal Society of Canada
201609.13
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Professor Pascale Fournier Elected to the Royal Society of Canada

Pascale Fournier, Full Professor in the Civil Law Section at the University of Ottawa and Research Chair in Legal Pluralism and Comparative Law, is elected as a member of the 2016 cohort of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Her induction to this prestigious national institution…

Professor Pascale Fournier to Sign the St Andrews Declaration on a Shared Humanity
201609.09
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Professor Pascale Fournier to Sign the St Andrews Declaration on a Shared Humanity

On September 23, 2016, Professor Pascale Fournier, Research Chair in Legal Pluralism and Comparative Law, will have the pleasure of travelling to Scotland to become a signatory of the St Andrews Declaration on a Shared Humanity. In lending her support to the Declaration, Professor Fournier joins other internationally distinguished scholars and religious figures from around…

Professor Pascale Fournier to Deliver Keynote Address in New Brunswick
201608.31
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Professor Pascale Fournier to Deliver Keynote Address in New Brunswick

Professor Pascale Fournier, Research Chair in Legal Pluralism and Comparative Law, will have the pleasure of delivering a public keynote address at the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC), in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Professor Fournier will speak as part of a two-day workshop entitled When Prayers are not Enough: Religion, Gender and…

Three Recent Academic Publications from Professor Fournier
201608.20
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Three Recent Academic Publications from Professor Fournier

Pascale Fournier, Full Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa and Research Chair in Legal Pluralism and Comparative Law, has recently authored three chapters in different academic publications, all to be published this fall. Her first two contributions relate to the topic of religious and civil divorce in France and England…

Professor Pascale Fournier recipient of the Capital Educators’ Award
201605.25
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Professor Pascale Fournier recipient of the Capital Educators’ Award

On May 19th 2016, Pascale Fournier, Research Chair in Legal Pluralism and Comparative Law and Full Professor at the Civil Law Section of the University of Ottawa, had the honor of being awarded the Capital Educators’ Award by the Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE). She received the award during “EduGala”, an annual celebration of excellence…

Pascale Fournier honored by Université Laval
201605.24
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Pascale Fournier honored by Université Laval

On May 17th 2016, Pascale Fournier (Law, 1997) had the pleasure of being honored by the Association des diplômés de l’Université Laval (ADUL), in association with the Fondation de l’Université Laval, during its annual gala celebrating the 2016 instalment of the “Great Alumni” series. Professor Fournier and seven colleagues were awarded the Gloire de l’Escolle…

Pascale Fournier honored by Cégep Garneau
201605.14
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Pascale Fournier honored by Cégep Garneau

On May 11 2016, Cégep Garneau, located in the heart of Québec City, celebrated the launch of its Association of graduates, which counts more than 61,000 members. The Association is unique in the Québécois collegiate community, where alumnus groups are rare and where dialogue is often pursued digitally. The Association’s mission is to create, maintain…

“Gender and Migration in Italy”: a blurb from Professor Fournier
201604.20
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“Gender and Migration in Italy”: a blurb from Professor Fournier

Professor Pascale Fournier has written an enthusiastic review of “Gender and Migration in Italy”, a book edited by Elisa Olivito, director of research projects at the University of Rome, and recently published by Ashgate Publishing. The book discusses the recent migratory flows to Europe and the considerable changes they have brought to many countries. The…

Mediation and Participative Justice: Perspectives from the Field
201604.15
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Mediation and Participative Justice: Perspectives from the Field

On April 11th 2016, the Research Chair in Legal Pluralism and Comparative Law hosted an enriching discussion on mediation and participative justice in Québec and Canada. Me Claudia P. Prémont, Bâtonnière of Québec, and the Honorable Justice Marc E. De Wever of the Québec Superior Court, had the opportunity to share their visions of the…

The Road to Equality: a Presentation by the Honorable Madam Justice Claire L’Heureux-Dubé
201604.12
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The Road to Equality: a Presentation by the Honorable Madam Justice Claire L’Heureux-Dubé

On April 7th 2016, the Research Chair in Legal Pluralism and Comparative Law had the great pleasure of welcoming the Honourable Madam Justice Claire L’Heureux-Dubé in the context of a discussion on the right to equality. Passionate as always, Madam Justice L’Heureux-Dubé had the opportunity to share her profoundly humanist vision of today’s social realities…

“Children’s Rights”, a Lecture by Judge Jacques Nadeau
201604.10
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“Children’s Rights”, a Lecture by Judge Jacques Nadeau

On April 4th 2016, the Research Chair in Legal Pluralism and Comparative Law had the pleasure of welcoming the honorable judge Jacques Nadeau of the Court of Québec (Youth Division, Montreal), in the context of a discussion on children’s rights and the particularities of practicing in this area. Mr. Justice Nadeau discussed the notion of…

Back from Scotland…
201604.08
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Back from Scotland…

Professor Fournier is back in town, following a whirlwind visit to Scotland at the prestigious St Andrews University. Professor Fournier had the pleasure of giving the School of Divinity’s 2016 Religion and Politics Lecture on March 31st 2016. Her talk, entitled “Religion, Secular Law and Gender in Contemporary Europe and Canada”, provided a critical analysis…

Right to Life, Liberty and Security of the Person: Dying with Dignity
201603.21
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Right to Life, Liberty and Security of the Person: Dying with Dignity

On March 21st 2016, the Research Chair in Legal Pluralism and Comparative Law welcomed three distinguished speakers in the context of a discussion on the right to die with dignity. This session touched on the ethical implications of State intervention in physical persons’ lives. Each guest – an expert in bioethics, a nephrologist and a…

Radical Readings: Anne Leahy, Renée Dupuis and Antigone, by Jean Anouilh
201603.15
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Radical Readings: Anne Leahy, Renée Dupuis and Antigone, by Jean Anouilh

On March 14th 2016, the Research Chair in Legal Pluralism and Comparative Law had the pleasure of welcoming Professor Anne Leahy in the context of its final conference of the Radical Readings series for the year 2015-2016. Commented by Me Renée Dupuis, Vice-President of the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de…

“Aboriginal Law, Reconciliation”, a Presentation by Me Renée Dupuis
201603.14
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“Aboriginal Law, Reconciliation”, a Presentation by Me Renée Dupuis

On March 14th 2016, the Research Chair in Legal Pluralism and Comparative Law had the pleasure of welcoming a special guest – Me Renée Dupuis (law, 1972) – in the context of a discussion on aboriginal law and reconciliation. A great defender of social justice, Me Dupuis is without a doubt the only lawyer in…

Back from New York City…
201603.10
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Back from New York City…

Professor Fournier has just come back from a week à la New York, filled with profound exchanges and dynamism. She presented four conferences at Columbia University, NYU and the United Nations respectively. She presented the 29th of February at Columbia University. Columbia’s Law School is known for the academic rigor of its law degree and…

“Literature, Law and Personal Narratives: A Conversation with Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella”
201602.01
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“Literature, Law and Personal Narratives: A Conversation with Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella”

On February 1st 2016, Professor Pascale Fournier will welcome the Honourable Rosalie Abella, Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law (Fauteux 147) to discuss the text that has most influenced her way of thinking and her own personal journey. “Literature, Law and Personal Narratives: A Conversation with Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella”…

Rights and Freedoms: The Issue of Multiculturalism
201601.25
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Rights and Freedoms: The Issue of Multiculturalism

On January 25th and February 8th, the Research Chair in Legal Pluralism and Comparative Law invites two exceptional speakers to discuss their experiences and contribution in the field of human rights defence and protection. On Monday, January 25th, Mindy Pollak will talk about her fight for a more open society and, in particular, her commitment…

« Rights, Freedoms and Social Justice: What scope? What meaning?  »
201601.13
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« Rights, Freedoms and Social Justice: What scope? What meaning? »

On January18th 2016, the Research Chair in Legal Pluralism and Comparative Law invites three keynote speakers to discuss the scope and the essence of people’s rights and freedoms. For Marie-Thérèse Toutant, this fight for liberty means a struggle with poverty and social marginalization. For Marc-Antoine Cloutier, it is about ensuring better access to justice through…

The Radical Readings are back!
201512.06
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The Radical Readings are back!

Organized on a regular basis between 2007 and 2011 at the University of Ottawa under the designation of « Radical Readers », the Radical Readings are now organized both in Montreal and Ottawa in collaboration with Professor Valérie Amiraux (sociology, University of Montreal) and Dean Jean-François Gaudreault-Desbiens (Law, University of Montreal.) Throughout the course of the year,…

The « Flagrant Délit » meets Pascale Fournier!
201512.05
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The « Flagrant Délit » meets Pascale Fournier!

As one of the 25 most influential lawyers in the country, Professor Pascale Fournier has been asked by the « Fagrant Délit », the Civil Law Section student newspaper, to answer questions for its “spotlight” section. The article has been published in the December Edition and it walks us through Pascale Fournier’s academic background, highlighting the elements…

Pascale Fournier : Amongst The 25 Most Influential Lawyers In The Country !
201508.04
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Pascale Fournier : Amongst The 25 Most Influential Lawyers In The Country !

For a 6th consecutive year in a row, Canadian Lawyer Magazine has published its “Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada” and Pascale Fournier features in it! Nominated in the “World Stage” Category, which celebrates the influence of Canadian lawyers on the international scene, Professor Fournier was selected for her humanitarian involvement and the large…

From  Newfoundland to the North West Territories…
201505.24
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From Newfoundland to the North West Territories…

Professor Fournier is currently taking part in the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference ! On May 22nd 2015, participants, who were chosen nation-wide through a highly competitive process meet in St-John’s, Newfoundland : they come from various fields, from corporate environments and unions to universities or NGOs. They all share in common an inspired will…

Pascale Fournier publishes « Voiles/Voiler »
201505.12
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Pascale Fournier publishes « Voiles/Voiler »

Professor Fournier contributes to a major collective work titled “L’accommodement de la diversité religieuse“, which brings together French, Belgian and Canadian authors under the direction of Emanuelle Bribosia and Isabelle Rorive (P.L.E. Peter Lang editions). In their article “Voiles/Voiler“, Pascale Fournier and Emmanuelle Jacques tackle the delicate problematic of bans on face-covering veils. Carefully analyzing…

Pascale Fournier to partake in the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference
201412.19
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Pascale Fournier to partake in the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference

2014 is decisively a year under the sign of excellence for Pascale Fournier! Another good news can be added to the list of distinctions previously announced for the current year (Research Grant, selection by IWF, Academic excellence Award from Canadian Arab Chamber of Commerce and recognition during University of Ottawa’s ceremony for Excellence in Teaching…

Pascale Fournier contributes to a publication on Quebec securalism
201412.18
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Pascale Fournier contributes to a publication on Quebec securalism

Professor Fournier authors a chapter in “Penser la laïcité québécoise: Fondements et défense d’une laïcité ouverte au Québec”, a collective work published by Presses de l’Université de Laval  and directed by Sébastien Lévesque. Inspired by heated debates surrounding the project for a Quebec Charter of values, this book brings together many influential voices, from various disciplines,…

Annual ceremony to underline excellence in research and in teaching
201412.08
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Annual ceremony to underline excellence in research and in teaching

Five professors from the Faculty of Law, Civil Law section were honored during the annual reception to highlight excellence in research and teaching at the University of Ottawa, which took place on November 19, 2014. The five professors are Vincent Caron, laureate of the prize for excellence 2014 in teaching, awarded by the Vice-Rector of…

Pascale Fournier to receive Special Achievement Award for Academic Excellence and Contribution to Humanity from the Canada Arab Chamber of Commerce
201409.18
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Pascale Fournier to receive Special Achievement Award for Academic Excellence and Contribution to Humanity from the Canada Arab Chamber of Commerce

Professor Fournier was chosen by the Canada Arab Chamber of Commerce (CanACC), a platform that aims at building commercial links and stimulating cultural exchanges between Canada and the Arab world, to receive a Special Achievement Award that rewards academic excellence and humanitarian contributions. The Chamber of Commerce wishes, with this distinction, to underline the impact…

Two upcoming publications and six conferences for Pascale Fournier
201409.12
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Two upcoming publications and six conferences for Pascale Fournier

Professor Fournier is publishing, this fall, an article in Droit et Société (copublication with Pascal McDougall) titled “Le droit comparé et la violence faite aux femmes : voyages au coeur de la narration identitaire” which discusses honor crimes and proposes a genealogy of the phenomenon that trumps Western perceptions of its exclusive belonging to foreign cultures. This contribution purports…

Pascale Fournier to join International Women’s Forum
201408.12
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Pascale Fournier to join International Women’s Forum

Following a highly competitive selection process, Professor Fournier was chosen by the International Women’s Forum to take part in the Fellows Program of its Leadership Foundation. She joins 36 women from 14 different countries, all of whom were selected for their leadership and significant contributions to their respective fields. The selected women will benefit from…

Pascale Fournier authors three academic publications
201405.13
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Pascale Fournier authors three academic publications

Pascale Fournier recently authored three chapters in different academic books, all to be published this summer. While these three contributions pertain to minority women’s religious rights, each one addresses a specific issue and discusses its underlying questions. First, she authors (in collaboration with Erica See) “The ‘Naked Face’ of Secular Exclusion: Bill-94 and the Privatization…

Pascale Fournier comments on the Charter of values in the media
201401.22
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Pascale Fournier comments on the Charter of values in the media

The general consutations on Bill 60 started last January 14th. In the extensive media coverage of the event, professor Fournier reiterated her critics, condemning the bill’s predujicial measures and its lack of a real purpose. Prof. Fournier was interviewed by radio host Michel Picard for CBC’s Le midi trente and  spoke about the bill with host Mathieu…

Pascale Fournier co-authors a brief against the Charter of values
201401.09
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Pascale Fournier co-authors a brief against the Charter of values

In the context of the Quebec National Assembly’s consultations on Bill 60, Professor Fournier participated, this last December 20th, in the submission of the brief  «60 chercheurs universitaires pour la laïcité, contre le projet de loi 60». Co-written by a group of academic researchers from various fields, and as its title indicates, co-signed by 60…

Pictures from Pascale Fournier’s Book Launch
201312.07
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Pictures from Pascale Fournier’s Book Launch

On November 20, Pascale Fournier launched her book Mariages musulmans, tribunaux d’Occident, recently published with the Presses de Sciences Po in Paris. The event was organized by the Trudeau Foundation to mark its 10th anniversary and celebrate new books by members of the community. Mr. Guy Berthiaume, Trudeau mentor and Chair and CEO of Bibliothèque…

Professor Fournier’s Book Celebrated by the Cégep Garneau
201312.04
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Professor Fournier’s Book Celebrated by the Cégep Garneau

Pascale Fournier’s new book, Mariages musulmans, tribunaux d’Occident : les transplantations juridiques et le regard du droit, was recently covered on the website of the Cégep Garneau, of which Prof. Fournier is an alumna. The book, which analyzes the reception of Muslim family law in Western courts and its impact on the welfare of women,…

Book Launch Events on November 19 in Ottawa and November 20 in Montreal
201310.27
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Book Launch Events on November 19 in Ottawa and November 20 in Montreal

Pascale Fournier recently published her book Mariages musulmans, tribunaux d’Occident : Les transplantations juridiques et le regard du droit with the Presses de Sciences Po (Paris). This book, published in English in 2010 by Ashgate publishing, addresses the migration of Muslim family law towards Western courts. What place must Western countries give to Muslim legal norms…

“Secular State; Free Individuals”
201310.25
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“Secular State; Free Individuals”

This fall, Prof. Fournier spent much time in radio stations and published several opinion letters criticizing the “Charter of Quebec Values”, a document put forward by the Quebec government which proposes inter alia the legislative ban of “ostentatious” religious symbols among all provincial public employees, including health care and education workers. In many media forums,…

201310.04
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Pluralists 2.0 Against the “Charter of Quebec Values”

In the fall of 2013, Professor Fournier has participated in several initiatives by a group of Quebec professors and intellectuals mobilized for the cause of social and religious pluralism. This group, called “Pluralists 2.0”, is made up of specialists of law, sociology, philosophy, political science and religious studies. The group was initially formed to react…