Moot Court room
Dr. Erika Yamada, SJD (Arizona, Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy), is the representative for Latin America and the Caribbean on the UN’s Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Yamada has worked with Indigenous affairs in the government of Brazil, as well as with national and international NGOs and locally with Indigenous communities. She helped prepare for the visit of the UN Special Rapporteur to Brazil and organized a workshop on the right to consultation for various institutions of the Brazilian federal government. Yamada specializes in addressing international human rights for Indigenous peoples on a local level. She will also speak at the Kiskinohamatowin forum scheduled for Jan. 18-19.
The MLSA hosts the First Annual Robson Hall Mini Moot at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, January 17 – 18, 2019, 1 – 5pm.
Students will choose either side of the most recent Human Rights Trinity Western case. Teams will have 12 minutes to present arguments.
Sign up from November 26 to December 3 outside Maria Tepper’s office, 3rd floor of Robson Hall.
Kiskinohamatowin: An International Academic Forum on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Friday and Saturday, January 18 to 19, 2019 at Robson Hall, 224 Dysart Road, Winnipeg, MB.
This forum for Indigenous peoples, policy makers, advocates and academics will profile research that can assist states and Indigenous peoples in implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This Forum will feature international experts, including current and former members of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, speaking on topics such as international standards, norms, laws and mechanisms related to the human rights of Indigenous peoples and on regional case studies.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Chief Wilton Littlechild, former commissioner of TRC, former member of Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and former member of Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
- Members of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples including Alexey Tsykarev, Edtami Mansayagan, Kristen Carpenter, and Erika Yamada.
- Former members of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Dalee Sambo Dorough and Grand Chief Ed John.
Distinguished Visitor Professor Kent Roach will speak on “Canadian Justice, Indigenous Injustice: The Gerald Stanley/Colten Bouchie Case” on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 12 p.m. in Robson Hall’s Moot Courtroom B.
Professor Roach is the Prichard Wilson Chair in Law and Public Policy at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. He is the author of 14 books and has been involved as either research director or as a member of a research advisory committee on a number of significant inquiries including the Goudge Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Patholology, the Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182, the inquiry into the rendition of Maher Arar and the Ipperwash Inquiry into the killing of Dudley George. He served as volume lead for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Report on the Legacy of Residential Schools, and has been a member of Canadian Council of Academies expert panels on policing and subsequently on Indigenous policing.
Details to come.
The Robson Hall Mediators student group presents guest speaker Louise Pelletier from Facilitated Solutions to speak on Mediation in Sports Dispute Resolutions.
Date: Mon. Feb. 4, 2019
Time: 12 – 1pm
Room: 207, Robson Hall, Faculty of Law, U of M
The Asper Chair of International Business and Trade Law extends an invitation to all graduate students, academics, and practitioners to attend its International Business and Trade Law (INTLaw) Conference on February 14th & 15th at the Inn at the Forks hotel at 75 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The invitation extends to those interested in business and other related disciplines as well as law.
We aim to have lively discussions on innovative topics in international economics, business, and trade law (including e-commerce). This year, we hope to receive papers on Blockchain Technology, Freedom of Expression and the Internet, and the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (new NAFTA). We welcome, however, papers in all areas relevant to our mandate.
A major focus of the 2019 conference is to provide a forum for graduate students, early-career academics, experienced scholars, and practitioners to present their work.
Deadline to submit papers for presentation is January 20, 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We invite all interested in attending to do so at no registration fee! Please contact us at email@example.com to reserve your seat.
Please visit the Asper Chair website for more information about the conference.