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890 THE ADVOCATE VOL. 75 PART 6 NOVEMBER 2017 mercial law. His inaugural lecture, delivered in September, was entitled, “The Government of Ghana and International Arbitration”. Dr. Oppong will also be inducted as a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists on November 24 at the Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel. The College was launched in 2014 by the RSC to acknowledge the stellar achievements of mid-career scholars and artists in Canada. SCHOLARSHIP Assistant Professor Nicole Schabus participated at the United Nations in Geneva in August in support of presentations to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (“CERD Committee”) in its review of Canada’s performance under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. She works very closely with the Interior Alliance, a collective of Indigenous nations from the Interior of British Columbia, and assisted the group in drafting their submission to the CERD Committee. The report is part of a series of presentations by Indigenous nations and is a follow up to a submission made in 2016. Specifically, the submission outlines what the alliance describes as discrimination against Indigenous peoples of Canada, such as ongoing attempts by the Government of Canada and the province of B.C. to extinguish Indigenous land rights (Aboriginal title) rather than recognize territorial governance. Volume 3 of the Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law has been released online: <www.cjccl.ca/current-volume/cjccl-2017-vol-3- 2>. This volume focuses on the problems of interpretation in international law. It once again features interdisciplinary legal scholarship by authors from around the globe who have written on a wide variety of aspects of public international law. It also carries a foreword by former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Louis LeBel and an article by Justice Abdulqawi Yusuf, Vice President of the International Court of Justice. Professor Chris Hunt recently published “Book Review: Privacy Revisited: A Global Perspective on the Right to Be Left Alone” (2017) 6:1 Canadian Journal of Human Rights 197. Professor Margaret Hall organized and chaired two panels on law and dementia (“Dementia in Old Age: Legal Constructions, Legal Response Parts I and II”) for the bi-annual conference of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health (“IALMH”) in July 2017. This year the conference was held in Prague. Margaret presented one paper on each panel: “Law and Dementia: Situating Dementia in the Experience of Old Age” and “Respond-


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