René Provost


René Provost is Full Professor of International Law, McGill University. He teaches and conducts research in public international law, international human rights law, international humanitarian law, legal theory and legal anthropology. He is particularly interested in human rights, international criminal law, the law of armed conflict, and the intersection of law and culture.

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Targeting Child Soldiers

Despite the numerous volume on child soldiers in legal literature over the last few decades, very little has been said on targeting child soldiers. It seems to be something international lawyers would rather not talk about. The fact that legal literature doesn’t say much about targeting child soldiers doesn’t mean that no such practice exists, or that soldiers…

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Canada’s Alien Tort Statute

Professor René Provost, Faculty of Law and Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, McGill University A few days ago, Canada moved to follow the Alien Tort Statute model found in the United States and open the door to file suits in damages against foreign states and others linked…

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