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An aerial view of the Prairie Green landfill in the rural municipality of Rosser in Manitoba. A new Probe Research poll suggests two percentage points separate those who support a search of the landfill for the remains of two Indigenous women (47 per cent), compared to those who don't (45 per cent). (Trevor Brine/CBC)

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CBC Manitoba: Opinion poll about alleged serial killer ‘distressing and disheartening,’ says daughter of slain woman

February 15, 2024 — 
Opinion poll about alleged serial killer 'distressing and disheartening,' says daughter of slain woman

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Master of Human Rights program students who just presented their practicum prapers and thesis reports pose for a group photo

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Master of Human Rights program 2024 Symposium showcases research on important topics

February 9, 2024 — 
The Master of Human Rights program’s annual Symposium took place on Wednesday, January 25, 2024 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The symposium gives students enrolled in both the interdisciplinary graduate degree’s practicum and thesis streams an opportunity to present their research and share field experience gained from their respective placement sites.

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Winnipeg Free Press: First Nation files legal claim over 150-year-old Treaty 4

February 8, 2024 — 
First Nation files legal claim over 150-year-old Treaty 4

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Desautels Centre shares inaugural Report on Business Law and Private Enterprise

February 7, 2024 — 
The Marcel A. Desautels Centre for Private Enterprise and the Law has released an important research-based report highlighting current critical factors to the interaction of private enterprise and business law in Manitoba. 

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Distinguished Visitors Lecture Series welcomes Dalhousie Law Professor

February 1, 2024 — 
Invited by the Distinguished Visitors Lecture Series to share her work at Robson Hall, Professor Joanna Erdman from Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law will speak on "Abortion Law Illiberalism & Feminist Futures" on Thursday, February 8 at 12pm.

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Faculty of Law Director of Access to Justice wins MBA award

January 26, 2024 — 
The Faculty of Law congratulates Natasha Brown [BEd/2001; LLB/2005] on being presented with the Manitoba Bar Association’s 2023 Access to Justice award for her contributions. Brown was presented with the award at the MBA 2024 Mid-Winter Conference awards luncheon held on January 19.

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Photo of gate outside the office of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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Desautels Centre Report on the 12th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

January 24, 2024 — 
The 12th United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, held in Geneva, Switzerland from November 26-29, 2023, brought together a diverse and global community of scholars, practitioners, consultants, community activists, UN and government officials. With the support of the Business Law Advisory Committee, Dr. Laura Reimer, Director of Program Development attended in-person for the purpose of networking and gathering information for the Faculty’s Business and Human Rights initiatives.

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UM Law Rights Clinic students support Public Interest lawyer at Supreme Court hearing

January 19, 2024 — 
Rights Clinic law students at Robson Hall had the opportunity to help in a very real way with a Supreme Court of Canada appeal that could influence access to justice for Canadians receiving social assistance.

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Globe and Mail: Human rights complaint filed over Manitoba election ad against landfill search

January 17, 2024 — 
Human rights complaint filed over Manitoba election ad against landfill search

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Research and International News

Emerging Researcher Spotlight Series launches February 1

January 15, 2024 — 
The inaugural Emerging Researcher Spotlight symposium on February 1 offers a compelling look into new and developing areas of research at UM.

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