The Canada Research Chair on Legal Diversity and Indigenous Nations and the Human Rights Research and Education Centre were pleased to partner with the Commission on Legal Pluralism and its partners in the organization of the conference that took place August 22-24, 2018 at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa. The theme of the conference was ''Citizenship, Legal Pluralism and Governance in the Age of Globalization''.
Prior to the conference, the Commission organised an international course, covering theories, knowledge and methodologies of legal pluralism from August 17-20, 2018.
As the holder of the Canada Research Chair on Native Peoples and Legal Diversity, Mr. Ghislain Otis was an active participant at this event. On the first day of the conference, along with Janine Ubink, the President of the Commission on Legal pluralism, Céline Lévesques, Dean of the Civil Law faculty of the University of Ottawa and John Packer, director of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa, M. Otis opened the conference with a few words of welcome.
He was also the chair and discussant at the plenary panel 1: ''Indigenous Law and Legal Pluralism in Canada''. On the last day, during the panel 22: ''Indigenous Law and State Law in Canada: Is Cooperative Legal Pluralism Possible?'', Mr. Otis was the chair and also presented his talk “The Relationship between Indigenous Law and State Law in Canada: Overview of Current Trends”.
Needless to say that this conference was an extremely successful one for all the participants. The Canada Research Chair on Native Peoples and Legal Diversity was proud and delighted to have the researchers and the experts at its Faculty of Law in Ottawa.