Louis-Benoit Lafontaine is simultaneously completing a master’s degree in international studies and in international and transnational Law at Laval University. During the fall of 2020, he worked as a researcher at the International Criminal and Humanitarian Law Clinic (ICHLC) at Laval University. His research focuses on the place occupied by international Law in States’ foreign policy and on armaments issues. His recent essay, written last summer 2021, explores Riyadh’s instrumentalization of international Law in its rhetoric regarding the persecution of the Uyghur ethnic minority in China.
- Instrumentalization of International Law
- Public International Law
- Human Rights
- Justin Massie, Stéphanie Chouinard and Louis-Benoit Lafontaine, “Foreign Policy and the 44th General Election in Canada,” Hot Takes, Network for Strategic Analysis, 17 September 2021.
- Louis-Benoit Lafontaine & Université Laval, Le positionnement stratégique de Riyad sur l’enjeu ouïghour : un exemple d’instrumentalisation du droit international (dissertation). Université Laval (École d’études internationales): 2021.