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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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The International Criminal Court

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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Empty study space of the Master of Human Rights students at Robson Hall

Faculty of Law

Master of Human Rights students share practicum experiences in inaugural symposium

December 4, 2020 — 
Students in the practicum stream of the University of Manitoba’s inter-faculty Master of Human Rights programare nearing completion of their placements, and are already making major contributions to local human rights organizations, as revealed at an online symposium held November 30th.

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Op-ed: Charter challenges to restrictions bound to fail

November 23, 2020 — 
Your rights may have been violated. But. Finding a rights violation is only the first step in a charter analysis. Law prof explains.

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Robson Hall exterior Fall 2019

Faculty of Law

UM Law adapts to online campus with Virtual Tour and community-building media

October 8, 2020 — 
With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping most University of Manitoba buildings closed for the 2020-2021 academic year, the Faculty of Law and the community that would normally gather in Robson Hall, including the Master of Human Rights program and the Centre for Human Rights Research, has turned to alternate means to keep in contact.

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