Honorary Degrees

N.B.: The detail displayed about each honorary degree recipient varies, as the database was compiled from a variety of sources. However, more information may be available at the University Archives.


Honorary Degree recipient, Dais, 1996 (University Secretary fonds)
Name: Erica-Irene Daes
Convocation date: June 27, 1996
Special Convocation: Convocation held in conjuction with 1996 SSHRC Summer Institute 'Cultural Restoration of Oppressed Indigenous Peoples'
Discipline / contribution: international service ; human rights
Citation / biographical information:
A doctoral graduate in law and political/economics science of Athens University who has also studied at Cambridge, London, and Heidelberg, Dr. Daes currently is chairperson of the United Nations Joint Inspection Unit - one of the highest posts in that international body.
She has served as a senior Supreme Court advocate (1953-1989) and has represented Greece at the UN General Assembly.
She is a member of a UN sub-commission set up to protect minorities; chairs a UN working group on indigenous populations; is a visiting professor at the European University Institute; and is a collaboratrice of the Hellenic Institute of International and Foreign Law.
She is the author of a number of articles in prestigious publications dealing with such matters as war crimes, self-determination for minorities and their treatment in Europe, a draft constitution for a new Europe, and an international bill of human rights.
She has also written 'The Revocation of Adoption' (in Greek) and 'Dissolution of Adoption' (in English).
[On Campus News, 24 May 1996]
Degree received: Doctor of Laws

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