Reception on fundamental rights and environment
On January 24th, 2013, the Embassy of France hosted a reception to launch the conference entitled Regards croisés sur les rapports entre les droits fondamentaux et l’environnement : Perspectives de la Belgique, du Canada et de la France [Shared points of view regarding the relationship between fundamental rights and the environment: Perspectives from Belgium, Canada, and France], organized by the University of Ottawa.
Canadian, Belgian, and French experts took part in this event, discussing the legal issues involved in protecting the environment and the emergence of “environmental justice”.
The reception was an opportunity to highlight the positive relationship between the University of Ottawa and its French partners. The University of Ottawa and French university Rennes 1 developed a tentative agreement for the implementation of a double diploma Master’s/LLM program in European and commercial law.
This agreement should be signed very soon. This new program will offer young Canadian and European law students the opportunity to study at two universities and to receive two diplomas.
This course of study will be especially sought-after in light of the CETA trade agreement between Canada and Europe.