Regional Nuclear Non-proliferation & Disarmament:
Controls, Defence and Diplomacy
September 20-21, 2018
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Problems regarding nuclear security and non-proliferation continue to raise important legal debates. “The potentially harmful effect of weapons of mass destruction makes it imperative to consider further legal consequences. … there is the need for a paradigm-shift in how we approach, interpret, and apply this area of law, [with]an ever-emerging body of nuclear law, consisting of common rights and obligations binding on all states …. comprised of the content, principles and political objectives of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and includes legislation adopted pursuant to the NPT and the case law of the International Court of Justice.”
– Jonathan Black-Branch, Nuclear Terrorism by States and Non-State Actors: Global Responses to Threats to Military and Human Security in International Law. Journal of Conflict & Security Law(2017) 1-48. Oxford University Press.
We will convene a group of international experts for interdisciplinary discussions regarding various regional and institutional approaches to Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament. The Faculty of Law of the University of Manitoba, together with the Committee on Nuclear Weapons, Non-Proliferation and Contemporary International Law of the International Law Association (ILA), in conjunction with the Round Table Strategic Forum on Nuclear Non-Proliferation in International Law, is hosting a second research conference and round table to assess outstanding legal problems with the view to identifying general legal obligations for States to, including principles and rules on the law of nuclear non-proliferation regarding disarmament and non-proliferation and the need for regional solutions to address control of nuclear capacity, including for peaceful purposes and further limitations to conventional weapons under international humanitarian law. Topics will include a wide range of legal issues regarding nuclear developments taking into consideration social, political and economic matters presented by leading international experts for interdisciplinary discussions on emerging problems and solutions to Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament.
Guest speakers include:
- Ms. Kerrie Blaise, Canadian Environmental Law Association
- Dr. Monique Cormier, University of New England
- Dr. Dieter Fleck, ILA Committee on Nuclear Weapons, Non-proliferation and Contemporary International Law
- Dr. M. Michelle Gallant, University of Manitoba
- Dr. Will Galloway, Keio University of Tokyo
- Mr. Ulf Haeussler, Federal Ministry of Defense, Republic of Germany
- Dr. Nobuo Hayashi
- Dr. Seth Hoedl, Post Road Foundation
- Dr. Anna Hood, University of Auckland
- Ms. Jenifer Mackby, Federation of American Scientists & Partnership for a Secure America
- The Honourable Marilou McPhedran, Senate of Canada
- Dr. Yolandi Meyer, University of Johannesburg
- Mr. Taymoor Pilehvar, OU Centre for International Business and Human Rights
- Dr. Clara Portela, University of Valencia
- Dr. Daniel Rieticker, University of Lausanne
Robson Hall’s annual awards ceremony to celebrate the academic achievements of its top scholars.
Please Note: This event is for Professors only.
Professor Donn Short, Associate Dean (Research & Graduate Studies), is hosting a Noon Hour Research-Sharing Lunch for Professors on September 27, 2018 in the Faculty Lounge.
A delicious lunch will be provided, and Dr. Short invites all Robson Hall Professors to take this opportunity to share their research projects with their colleagues.
Robson Hall Alumni are invited to theFaculty of Law 2018 Homecoming Reception, at the new offices of the Law Society of Manitoba located at Suite 200, 260 St. Mary Ave, Winnipeg, MB.
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Law Society of Manitoba, 200 – 260 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg, MB
RSVP by Friday, September 21, 2018 to Christine.Mazur@umanitoba.ca
Please advise of dietary or mobility requirements.
Professor MacPherson and Dean Black-Branch are hosting a series of Business Law Movie Nights this year, starting with “Barbarians at the Gate,” the 1993 film based on the book by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar about the leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco. Starring James Garner and Jonathan Pryce.
Pizza and pop will be provided, so please RSVP to Amy Saunders so we know how much to order.
MBA Legal Research Section: Free, Electronic Legal Research Sources
The EK Williams Law Library in collaboration with the Advanced Legal Research course, Graduate Seminar, and the Legal Research Section of the Manitoba Bar Association are offering a seminar on free, electronic legal research sources. This seminar will focus on sources such as
- CanLII (Emphasis will be given to CanLIIDocs, a new feature that gives users free access to various eBooks, Journals and newsletters)
- Google Scholar (finding American case law, for free)
- Sources of Legislation online (CanLII, Governmental websites)
- Hansard debate records
- World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII)
- And many more!
All members of the Robson Hall community and MBA Members are welcome to attend.
Thursday, November 8th, 2018
Moot Court, 12:00-2:00pm