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Victoria Tauli Corpuz, - United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples

Faculty of Law

Conference report demystifies how to implement UN Indigenous rights declaration

June 30, 2020 — 
Practical examples of how Indigenous peoples around the world are breathing life into the carefully chosen words of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples are now available online. The Kiskinohamatowin report is based on a conference hosted by University of Manitoba Law Prof. Brenda Gunn and consultant Celeste McKay in 2019.

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Dr. Adele Perry

Faculty of Arts

Perry named CHRR Director

June 15, 2020 — 
Historian Dr. Adele Perry has been appointed director of the Centre for Human Rights Research (CHRR) effective July 1, 2020. She takes over from founding director and law professor Karen Busby.

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Law Professor Karen Busby

Faculty of Law

A Legacy of Human Rights Research

June 15, 2020 — 
When the Canadian Museum for Human Rights broke ground in 2009, Prof. Karen Busby was tasked with helping make the University of Manitoba a top choice for students and scholars of human rights. She agreed to spend six months consulting across campuses to come up with a plan. Eleven years later, Busby is stepping down as founding director of the university’s Centre for Human Rights Research, formally established in 2012.

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Faculty of Law

Achieving fairness: Law Professor co-authors guide to campus sexual violence complaints

June 12, 2020 — 
Robson Hall Faculty of Law Professor Karen Busby recently published Achieving Fairness: A Guide to Campus Sexual Violence Complaints (Thomson Reuters/Carswell 2020) together with co-author Joanna Birenbaum, a litigator with Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP in Toronto.

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This image shows Grace and Evelyn's books lying on hand-made gifts they made to raise money for LRA escapees.

Faculty of Law

Justice for Girls Abducted in War

October 25, 2019 — 
War crimes trials and apologies are often the focus after atrocities. But for women who have escaped conjugal slavery, justice means addressing their immediate needs, Grace Acan told about 50 students and professors at Robson Hall on Oct. 24.

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Road to Kitgum, Uganda

Faculty of Law

Advocating for Justice and Reparations in Uganda

October 17, 2019 — 
Escaping with their surviving children from forced marriages to Lord’s Resistance Army commanders was not the end of the ordeal for Grace Acan and Evelyn Amony.

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Robson Hall Faculty of Law exterior

Faculty of Law

Meet the New Director of the Master of Human Rights program

September 5, 2019 — 
A new group of students is calling Robson Hall home this fall, as the Faculty of Law launches Canada’s first interdisciplinary Master of Human Rights program.

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Seed funding for human rights research

June 25, 2019 — 
The Centre for Human Rights Research invites proposals from faculty members who want to explore new collaborative interdisciplinary research projects.

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Alexey Tsykarev (Karelia), Edtami Mansayagan (Manobo), Diego Tituaña (Otavalo), Mariam Wallet Med Aboubakrine (Tuareg), Edward John (Tahltan), Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (Igorot), Erika Yamada (Brazil), Kristen Carpenter (Colorado).

Faculty of Law

UN Indigenous declaration starting to change lives

January 22, 2019 — 
The Kiskinohamatowin forum shared research on how to use the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples more effectively to address common challenges

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Master of Human Rights: First-of-its-kind degree in Canada

November 5, 2018 — 
The Faculty of Law of the University of Manitoba is pleased to announce the first Master of Human Rights (MHR) graduate degree program to be offered in Canada

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