Peter Leuprecht

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Peter Leuprecht "gained his Doctor of Laws from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, where he became an Assistant Lecturer. Professor Leuprecht was an official in the Secretariat General of the Council of Europe (Strasbourg, France), where from 1980 to 1993 he was Director of Human Rights, before being elected Deputy Secretary-General in 1993. Professor Leuprecht has taught at the Universities of Strasbourg and Nancy in France and at the European Academy of Law in Florence in Italy. He was Dean of the Faculty of Law of McGill University from 1999 to 2003. He was awarded the “Prix du Civisme Européen” in 1991 and the Human Rights Award of the Lord Reading Law Society in 2001. He was a member of a committee of four ‘Sages’ which prepared a human rights agenda for the European Union. In August 2000, he was appointed the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the UN for human rights in Cambodia. Currently he is the Director of the Montreal Institute of International Studies and Professor at the Département des sciences juridiques de l’UQAM, and he also serves as advisor to the Canadian Department of Justice. He is the author of numerous publications in the field of international law and human rights." [1]

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