François Crépeau is the Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Professor in Public International Law at the Faculty of Law of McGill University. In 2011, he was appointed United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada since 2012.
The focus of his current research includes migration control mechanisms, the rights of foreigners, the conceptualization of security as it applies to migrants, and the Rule of Law in the face of globalization.
François Crépeau has given many conferences, published numerous articles, and written or directed or codirected eight books: Terrorism, Law and Democracy: 10 Years after 9/11 – Terrorisme, Droit et Démocratie: 10 ans après le 11 septembre 2001 (2011), Recueil de droit des réfugiés: Instruments, Jurisprudences et Documents (The Refugee Law Reader) (fifth English edition 2008, first French edition 2010, second French edition 2012), Les migrations internationales contemporaines – Une dynamique complexe au cœur de la globalisation (2009), Penser l’international, Perspectives et contributions des sciences sociales (2007), Forced Migration and Global Processes - A View from Forced Migration Studies (2006), Les juridictions internationales: complémentarité ou concurrence? (2005), Mondialisation des échanges et fonctions de l’État (1997) and Droit d’asile: De l’hospitalité aux contrôles migratoires (1995).
He heads the “Mondialisation et droit international” collection at Éditions Bruylant (Brussels), where 26 books have been published since 1997.
From 2001 to 2008, he was a professor at the Université de Montréal, holder of the Canada Research Chair in International Migration Law, and founding scientific director of the Centre d’études et de recherches internationales de l’Université de Montréal (CÉRIUM). From 1990 to 2001, he was a professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal.
Until 2011, he was a member of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and sat on the Barreau du Quebec’s Committee on Human Rights and Committee on Citizenship and Immigration. He also served as vice-president of the Canadian Human Rights Foundation (now Equitas) (1992-2004) and director of the Revue québécoise de droit international (1996-2004). He participated in observer missions in the occupied Palestinian territories (2002) and in El Salvador (1991).
François Crépeau holds diplomas from McGill University (BCL and LLB), Bordeaux University (DEUG and Licence in law, Master’s in private law), Paris II University (DEA in sociological jurisprudence) and Paris I University (Ph.D. in law).
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Agriculture and horticulture workers, Occupations in services - Domestic work, Sales and service occupations - general, Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - general, Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations - general, Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing, Dancers, and Other
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Policymakers, Journalists, Public awareness, Researchers, and NGOs/community groups/solidarity networks
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Journalism, media studies and communication, Law, and Political science
French and English