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At the Forks: Where Indigenous and Human Rights Meet

August 9, 2021 — 
New online platform to foster a dialogue surrounding Indigenous rights and human rights on the prairies and northwestern Ontario

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Photo of law student Daphne Comegan at her family home in Treaty 3 territory.

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Celebrating Faculty of Law Class of 2021 Graduates

June 7, 2021 — 
Honouring the 2021 graduating class of students from all three programs housed at the Faculty of Law

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Canadian Journal of Human Rights releases new volume

May 19, 2021 — 
The Canadian Journal of Human Rights: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Policy, edited by Professor Donn Short with the help of law student editors, has just published Volume 9, Number 1, now available online.

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Centre for Human Rights Research to explore the meaning of Land Back for Earth Day

April 16, 2021 — 
All are welcome to attend a screening and panel event exploring Land Back.

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A waterway in northern Manitoba.

Finding ways to better protect a vital resource on World Water Day

March 22, 2021 — 
On World Water Day, what does water mean to you?

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Cover of UNDRIP Handbook by Law Professor Brenda Gunn.

Faculty of Law

Ottawa Citizen Op-Ed: Gunn and Neve: Canada mustn’t wait any longer to implement the UN declaration on Indigenous rights

March 11, 2021 — 
Bringing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to life in Canada has been a long time coming. Close to four decades in fact, a staggeringly long time for such a crucial human rights concern.

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Professor Kjell Anderson head shot next to book cover of Researching Perpetrators of Genocide

Faculty of Law

New book fills gap in research on perpetrators of genocide

March 9, 2021 — 
Until within the last few years, very little research had been done on perpetrators of genocide, and so far, there has certainly not been any books published on how to do such research. Perpetrators were caught, brought to trial and locked away, but no one looked too closely at why they did what they did or circumstances contributing to their emergence – until recently.

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Woman in professional clothing stands in front of bank of windows with the Winnipeg cityscape in view behind her.

Faculty of Arts

New museum president privileged to lead transformation

February 18, 2021 — 
When Isha Khan was a philosophy student debating ideas in the University of Manitoba’s Arts lounge or procrastinating in the nearby video game arcade, she had no grand plan for her career. Today, Khan is the chief executive officer of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

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Child victim, soldier, war criminal: unpacking Dominic Ongwen’s journey

February 10, 2021 — 
Kjell Anderson, assistant professor and Director of the Master of Human Rights program at UM, discusses

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Professor Megan Davis smiling on a street in Australia.

Faculty of Law

Accelerating Indigenous self-determination after Trump

February 8, 2021 — 
Australian Indigenous activist-turned-academic Prof. Megan Davis has more than two decades of work with the United Nations under her belt

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