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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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Faces of the world

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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The Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award ceremony was held at Robson Hall on Thurs. Oct. 11, 2018. L-R: Dr. Robert Falcon Ouellette, M.P., Dr. Adbo El Tassi, Dr. K. Dakshinamurti, President, Gandhi Centre, Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Mr. Terry Duguid, M.P., Dr. Pawan Singal.

Faculty of Law

Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award 2018 Ceremony at Robson Hall

October 12, 2018 — 
Child welfare activist Dr. Cindy Blackstock received the Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award of 2018

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Statue of Mahatma Gandhi at The Forks

Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award ceremony to honour Cindy Blackstock

October 9, 2018 — 
2018 Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award ceremony takes place on Oct. 11

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Lakeisha Barkman and Jerome Harper, shown here with their supervisor Prof. Shirley Thompson, won the audience prize for best student presentation at this year’s H2O conference.

First Nations and students collaborate on cleaner water

May 24, 2018 — 
Survey results were presented by H2O program student Lakeisha Barkman on May 18 at the University of Manitoba’s fifth annual First Nation water and sanitation security conference

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Arthur Mauro, Chancellor Emeritus and alumnus of the University of Manitoba, at the Dec. 8, 2017 gift announcement. Arthur Mauro, Chancellor Emeritus and alumnus of the University of Manitoba, at the Dec. 8, 2017 gift announcement. // Photo by David Lipnowski

$5 million gift brings hope, dreams of new Geneva

December 8, 2017 — 
Transformational gift will elevate Winnipeg’s reputation as a global hub for human rights and social justice

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