The D.B. Goodman Fellowship was established in memory of the late David B. Goodman, Q.C. of Toronto by members of his family, friends and professional associates with the intention of bringing to the law school, on an annual basis, a distinguished member of the practising bar or bench for a few days of teaching and informal discussions with the student body and faculty.

It was the intention of the founders of this fellowship that the Goodman Fellow would, on the one hand, bring to the Faculty the benefit of insights and ideas gained from long experience in the practical application of the law and, on the other hand, himself or herself be refreshed by a short return to the academic legal community.

2021-2022 Annual David B. Goodman Lecture

 David B Goodman Lecture 2022

"VIOLENT POLITICS: a Universal Menace and International Law's Response"  

The storming of Capitol Hill on 6 January 2021 reminded the world that violent politics is an enduring danger for every country that aspires to the ideal of democracy. The incident also invites an opportunity to review not only international law’s responses to that universal menace, but also the universal utility of such responses.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

4:30 p.m.

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Justice Eboe-Osuji was born in Anara, Isiala Mbano, Imo State, Nigeria.  He obtained his law degree from the University of Calabar, Nigeria an LLM from McGill University, and completed his PhD at the University of Amsterdam.  He has worked at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, and the United Nations High Commissioner for   Human Rights. 

In 2012 he joined the International Criminal Court, and in 2018 he began a three-year term as the Court’s President. 

He is the author of International Law and Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts.

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