Stephen Toope

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Professor Stephen Toope "is the 12th President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia, and was Dean of the McGill Faculty of Law from 1994 to 1999. He earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard University in History and Literature in 1979, law degrees from McGill University in 1983, and a PhD from Cambridge University in 1987. He teaches and researches in the areas of Public International Law and International Dispute Resolution. A former President of the Canadian Council on International Law and member of the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law, Professor Toope has published on international dispute resolution, international environmental law, human rights, the use of force, and international legal theory in leading international journals. He was a co-winner of the Francis Deák Prize of the American Society of International Law. Professor Toope is a regular advisor to Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the Canadian International Development Agency and the Department of Justice, and also sits on the boards of several non-governmental organisations that promote human rights and international development, including the Canadian Human Rights Foundation and the World University Service of Canada. He has conducted human rights seminars for government officials in Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia, and was a member of the UN observer delegation to the first post-apartheid South African elections. He served as Research Director, Office of the Special Representative concerning the Royal Commission on Aboriginal People in 1991, and since 2002 he has been on the Board of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances." [1]

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  1. Stephen Toope, The Global Conference on the Prevention of Genocide, accessed December 17, 2007.
  2. Members, McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, accessed March 11, 2009.