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88.5 CBC Radio One Presents Sunday-@-the Segal with Professor Frédéric Mégret
March 2007

Sunday-@-the Segal

A series of intimate conversation and riveting lectures at
The Leanor and Alvin Segal Theatre
Professor Frédéric Mégret

Don't miss this distinctive edition of Sunday-@-the-Segal for the upcoming production of I Am My Own Wife as we welcome Professor Frédéric Mégret of the McGill University Faculty of Law. Professor Mégret holds the Canada Research Chair on the Law of Human Rights and Legal Pluralism and will offer a talk on the experience of homosexuals and transvestites under Nazism, and the failure of the Genocide Convention to protect them.

I Am My Own Wife tells the story of Charlotte Von Mahlsdorf, a German transvestite who managed to survive the rise and fall of the Third Reich as well as the post-war Communist regime.

Professor Mégret’s area of focus is public international law, international protection of human rights, international criminal law, the laws of war and international relations. He is currently engaged in several research projects on the International Criminal Court, the tradition of civil disobedience and its role for international law, as well as the "pluralisation" of international human rights law. Most recently, Professor Mégret has been advising the Liberian government on the design of a vetting procedure to screen out applicants to the Liberian armed forces who may have been involved in war crimes or grave human rights abuses. In the past, he has worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross, assisted the defence counsel of one of the accused before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and was a member of the French delegation at the Rome conference that created the International Criminal Court.

Sunday, March 11, 2007 , 11 AM

Coffee and refreshments will be served in the lobby afterwards
(Tickets on sale now for the first preview of I Am My Own Wife at 1:30 pm)

The Leanor and Alvin Segal Theatre, 5170 Cote Ste. Catherine Rd.

FREE ADMISSION!! No reservations necessary, general admission

The Leanor and Alvin Segal Theatre presents I Am My Own Wife, March 11-25
For tickets call (514) 739-7944 or log on to www.saidyebronfman.org

Media Contact: Janis Kirshner (514) 287-8912 jkirshner@sympatico.ca