John Peters Humphrey Fellowship

The Canadian Council on International Law awards annually up to three John Peters Humphrey Student Fellowships in International Human Rights Law or International Organization.

John P. Humphrey (1905-1995)

Humphrey in Geneva, 1947

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The application process for the 2022-2023 Academic Year will be available mid-September 2021.
Eligibility Criteria

Students in Canadian law and political science (or the equivalent) faculties are eligible to apply for the Fellowship. 

The Fellowships are awarded to outstanding students in order to permit them to pursue full-time graduate studies at leading graduate institutions in Canada or world-wide. 

Graduating, or graduate students of Canadian law faculties or students studying in Canada at an advanced level in political science (or the equivalent) disciplines are eligible to apply for the Fellowships.

 

Applicants must be qualified to commence or continue as full-time students in a graduate program in the field of international human rights law or international organizations. The CCIL will award up to three Fellowships for academic year 2022-2023 to selected, outstanding students to permit them to pursue graduate studies at leading academic institutions in Canada or worldwide.

 

Each year, at least one fellowship may be set aside for students entering a Masters level program. More generally, priority will be given to students either entering graduate studies or who are near the beginning of those studies.

 

About the Fellowship

The Canadian Council on International Law awards annually up to three John Peters Humphrey Student Fellowships in International Human Rights Law or International Organization.

The Fellowships are awarded to outstanding students in order to permit them to pursue full-time graduate studies at leading graduate institutions in Canada or world-wide. Students in Canadian law and political science (or the equivalent) faculties are eligible to apply for the Fellowship. 

 

Each Fellowship will fund the recipient up to CDN $20,000 – up to a maximum of CDN$10,000 for tuition plus a stipend of CDN $10,000 for living expenses. Fellowship holders will be eligible to apply for the Fellowship in open competition for a second term.

 

Note that the CCIL executive determines the precise dollar value of the Fellowship that will be awarded in relation to tuition and fee support annually, on the advice of the Fellowship’s financial advisors.

 
Origin

This Fellowship programme is the result of a very generous gift made to the Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL) by the late John Peters Humphrey, a renowned Canadian international lawyer and scholar. During his 20 years of service with the United Nations and more than 40 years as a human rights activist and academic, he was instrumental in efforts to promote wide ratification of, and adherence to, the major global and regional international human rights instruments. In 1974, Professor Humphrey was made an Officer of the Order of Canada "in recognition of his contributions to legal Fellowship and his world-wide reputation in the field of human rights", and in 1988, he received the United Nation's Human Rights Award.

 

2021 Recipients

Congratulations to the 2021 John Peters Humphrey Fellowship Recipients
 
 

Camille Lefebvre

PhD candidate,

Université Laval and University of Leiden (joint program)

Tiran Rahimian Bajgiran

LL.M. Candidate

Harvard Law School 

Ankita Gupta

LL.M. Candidate

Harvard Law School