CHRR - The Centre for Human Rights Research
UN ombudsperson speaks Sept. 22


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Robson Hall alumna Judge Kimberly Prost, the ombudsperson to the UN Security Council's Al-Qaeda and Taliban Sanctions Committee, will speak at the University of Manitoba law school.

Where: Moot Court A, Robson Hall, Fort Garry campus, University of Manitoba

When: Noon, Mon. Sept. 22, 2014

Topic: A Perspective on International Criminal Law Innovations and the UN Security Council: A Journey From the Hague to New York

The event, co-sponsored by the Robson Hall distinguished visitor program and the Centre for Human Rights Research, is open to the public at no cost.

Prost graduated from the University of Manitoba with a gold medal in 1982. She spent two decades with the Canadian Department of Justice and served as a judge on the war-crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. When appointed to her current position in 2010, Prost was described as the "most qualified person in the world for the job." She reviews complaints filed by suspected terrorists blacklisted by the UN Security Council and denied the right to travel.

The mandate of Prost's office was recently extended.

Dr. Michelle Faubert


To highlight early feminism and how writing can help achieve gender equality, English associate professor Dr. Faubert is creating a compilation of Mary Wollstonecraft’s 1700s novellas MaryA Fiction and The Wrongs of Woman

Wollstonecraft, today considered a founding feminist philosopher, used fiction to convey her political and philosophical messages, such as those contained in her manifesto A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.  

Indigenous health lecture: Sept. 12

Indigenous health

Writing the difficult course starts Oct. 26

CISA Deborah_Schnitzer_Course

Dr. Kendra Nixon

NixonSocial work professor Dr. Nixon is improving understandings of violence against women, and in turn, working to prevent violence.

Through interviewing women recruited from a women's centre in Winnipeg's North End, she is learning about the protective strategies of abused mothers. As few studies have looked at the ways abused mothers protect their children from an abusive partner, or buffer their children from the negative effects of witnessing abuse, Nixon's findings can help improve case management in these situations.

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