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Miriam Cohen

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Professeure adjointe

Faculté de droit

Pavillon Maximilien-Caron office A7482

miriam.cohen@umontreal.ca

514 343-7169

Ph. D. droit public international
2017 , Université de Leiden (Pays-Bas)

LL. M. droit international des droits humains
2009 , Université de Harvard (États-Unis)

LL. M. droit public international
2008 , Université de Cambridge (Royaume-Uni)

LL. M. Droit
2007 , Université de Montréal (Canada)

LL. B. Droit
2006 , Université de Montréal (Canada)

Biography

Miriam Cohen is a graduate from the Université de Montréal (LL.B) and holds a PhD in international law from Leiden University. She also holds graduate degrees in law (LL.M) from Harvard Law School, and the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge and the Université de Montréal.

She was a Frank Knox Memorial Fellow and John Peters Humphrey Scholar while at Harvard Law School, and a Right Honourable Paul Martin Sr. Scholar at the University of Cambridge. She also earned a SSHRC master’s scholarship for the Université de Montréal. She has been an Assistant Professor at Lakehead University since 2015. Her book on reparations in international law will be published by the Cambridge University Press.

Prior to joining academia, Mrs. Cohen gained extensive experience working for international organizations. She served in legal advisory roles at the United Nation’s International Court of Justice (ICJ) and at the Appeals Chamber and Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). As a member of the Quebec Bar, Miriam Cohen has practiced at an international firm in Montreal and in pro bono cases. She was previously a Research Fellow at Harvard Law School and served as Rapporteur to an Expert Committee on a Draft Convention on Crimes against Humanity. She was also part of a delegation to an arms control treaty negotiation at the United Nations, in Geneva. Beyond her academic work, Miriam Cohen is part of the legal team representing Panama in the Norstar case before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, and a Rapporteur for the Oxford University Press International Organizations Research Project. Born in Brazil, she works in French, English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Her research has appeared in law reviews and books in Canada, Europe, the United States, South Korea, and Brazil. She was recently awarded the Canadian Bar Association Law for the Future Fund and the Foundation for Legal Research grant from the SSHRC’s University Research Development Fund in support of her research. She is currently heading interdisciplinary research projects in international human rights law.

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Education Programs

  • Law
  • Law
  • Law Economics and Politics
  • Law Economics and Politics
  • Economics and Politics Law
  • Law Economics and Politics

Courses

  • DRT2100 Droit international public général
  • DRT6830D Droit international public avancé

Expertises

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Centre de Recherche en Droit Prospectif ( CRDP ) Projet de recherche au Canada / 2020 - 2028

Lead researcher : Vincent Gautrais
Co-researchers : Violaine Lemay , Hugo Tremblay , Catherine Régis , Derek McKee , Marianne Quirouette , Jean-Louis Denis , Mylène Jaccoud , Pierre Trudel , Miriam Cohen , Pierre Noreau , Karim Benyekhlef , Annick Provencher , Marion Vacheret , Aude Motulsky , Nicolas Vermeys , Catherine Piché , Georges Azzaria , Véronique Guèvremont , Christine Vézina , Jean-Frédéric Morin , Corinne Gendron , Shauna Van Praagh , Robert Sladek , Richard Gold , Fabien Gélinas , Lara Khoury , Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse , Yann Joly , Ma'n Hilmi Mohammad Zawati , Louis-Martin Rousseau , Ryad Titah , Bartha Maria Knoppers , Pierre-Luc Déziel , Nandini Ramanujam , Karine Gentelet , Emmanuelle Marceau , Ignacio Cofone , Françoise Bichai , Sébastien Jodoin Pilon
Funding sources: FRQSC/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FQRSC)
Grant programs: PV129894-(RG) Programme Regroupements stratégiques

Potentialiser le leadership normatif de l'Organisation mondiale de la santé: une étude internationale Projet de recherche au Canada / 2020 - 2024

Funding sources: CRSH/Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Subvention Savoir

Supplément COVID-19 CRSH / Defining reparations for victims of violent crimes: a comparative analysis Projet de recherche au Canada / 2020 - 2021

Lead researcher : Miriam Cohen
Funding sources: CRSH/Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Supplément à l’appui des étudiants, des stagiaires postdoctoraux et du personnel de soutien à la recherche COVID-19

Defining reparations for victims of violent crimes: a comparative analysis Projet de recherche au Canada / 2018 - 2021

Lead researcher : Miriam Cohen
Funding sources: CRSH/Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
Grant programs: PV153480-Subventions de développement Savoir

Étude comparée des droits de la personne Projet de recherche au Canada / 2018 - 2021

Lead researcher : Miriam Cohen

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