Francois-Marie Crepeau

Faculty of Law


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Professor - Faculty of Law
Endowed/Named Chair - Hans and Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law, Faculty of Law

Chancellor Day Hall, Rm 606 [Map]
3644 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1W9
514-398-2961 [Office]


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Curriculum vitae

Being asked to contribute my particular expertise and experience on the human rights of migrants and minorities to the Faculty of Law and the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism is an honour.

Migration management and integration will be among the most difficult human rights policy issues for the foreseeable future: the Centre and the Faculty should be in a position to make a significant research contribution as well as be an actor of reference in the public debate around these issues, in Canada and abroad.

More broadly, the Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law will be dedicated to research on the interface between international and domestic legal regimes: how could we better ensure the implementation of international law at national level?


• Doctorat en droit. Université de Paris 1 (1990)

• Diplôme d’études approfondies (DEA) de sociologie juridique. Université de Paris 2 ( 1985)

• Diplôme d’études approfondies (DEA) de droit des affaires et droit économique. Université de Paris 1 (1984).

• BCL (Civil Law) & LLB (Common Law), Faculty of Law, McGill University (1982)

• Maîtrise en droit privé. Université de Bordeaux 1 (1982).

• Licence en droit. Université de Bordeaux 1 (1981).

• DEUG en droit. Université de Bordeaux 1 (1980).


Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Professor of Public International Law, Faculty of Law, McGill University (2009- ).

Fellow of the Trudeau Foundation (2008-2011)

Full Professor of International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Montreal (2001-2008).

Canada Research Chair in International Migration Law ( (2004-2008).

Founding Scientific Director of the Centre for International Studies of the University of Montreal (CERIUM) (2004-2008).

Professor of Public Law, Département des sciences juridiques, Université du Québec à Montréal (1990-2001).

Founding Director of the Centre d'études sur le droit international et la mondialisation (CEDIM) (1995-2001).

Director of the Quebec Journal of International Law (RQDI) (1996-2004).

Vice-President of the Board of Equitas (then the Canadian Human Rights Foundation) (1993-2004).

Guest professor: Graduate Institute for International Studies (IUHEI-Genève, 2007), Institut des hautes études internationales, Université de Paris II (2002), Université d’Auvergne-Clermont 1 (1997), Institut international des droits de l’homme (Strasbourg) (2001, 2002, 2007, 2008).

Various teachings: Universita’ di Bologna (2008), Université de Genève (2007), Université Laval (2006), York University (Toronto) (1996-2003), Fondazione Internazionale Lelio Basso (Naples) (2000), Université de Paris Sud (Sceaux) (1999), Université Catholique de Louvain (1997), University of Oxford (1997), Fondation nationale des sciences politiques (Paris) (1997).

Coordinator of the “Justice, Police and Security” domain at the Quebec Metropolis Centre (2007-…).Member of the Sectoral Science Commission of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (2005-…).

Director of the collection « Mondialisation et droit international » at Éditions Bruylant (Brussels).

Counsel, Lette, Lette & Partners, Montreal-Toronto-Geneva.

Research and teaching interests

Teachings in: International Refugee Law, International Migration Law, International Minorities law, International Human Rights Law, Public international Law, Canadian Constitutional law, Canadian Civil Liberties.

Research in: International Refugee Law, International Migration Law, International Human Rights Law.