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11-22-23 | Criminal Law, Human Rights, International, Public Law

At the Crossroads: A Crucial Discourse on Human Rights and International Justice

International justice is at a critical juncture. There is a poignant need today for dialogue that transcends time and speaks to the universality of human rights. The Wallenberg Centre, in collaboration with the University of Ottawa presented the 2023 Elie Wiesel Distinguished Lectureship in Human Rights with Mr. Karim Khan, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, as guest lecturer. Mr. Khan’s insights shed light on the challenges our world faces and the urgency for action against ongoing atrocities and human rights violations.

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06-05-23 | Diversity, Human Rights, Student Projects

Transgender Athletes in Sports: The Time for Change is Now!

Trans-participation in sports is a topic of reaction and debate in society. In the absence of a binding legislative framework, sports organizations set their own regulations on the participation of trans athletes in sporting competitions. There are a number of issues to consider, including the inclusion of trans athletes in sport and equity for high-level female athletes. Law students explored the gaps in current rules within Canadian sports federations.

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04-21-22 | Diversity, Human Rights, Public Law, Research methodology

Research project: Racial profiling in traffic stops in Quebec

This research project presented by Malorie Kanaan aims to document the nature of traffic stops and their resulting individual and community consequences for racialized people in Quebec.

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11-18-21 | Human Rights, Indigenous Law, Public Law

The ancestral rights of Indigenous Peoples who have not signed the James Bay Agreement: The thesis of unilateral extinction put to the test of fundamental rights

Nearly 45 years ago, the law enacting the James Bay Agreement extinguished the rights of Indigenous Peoples covering a territory of 1,082,000 square kilometres. Certain non-signatory Indigenous Peoples still claim a right to this territory. Law professor Ghislain Otis puts this instance of unilateral extinction to the test of fundamental rights.

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