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The Nathanson Centre fosters cross-disciplinary research into issues of human rights, crime and security, bringing together diverse perspectives and insights around a common goal: addressing inequality.

Spotlight

Canada is falling behind on curbing corporate abuses

Globe and Mail. Barnali Choudhury is a professor of law at Osgoode Hall Law School and director of the Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime & Security. In recent weeks, the international community has been involved in a flurry of activity in shaping corporate responsibility for sustainability. For example, at the United Nations Forum […]

The Increasing Regulation of Business for their Human Rights Impacts – Or Emet Lecture

Professor Robert McCorquodale Summary by Sophie Sklar On October 26th 2023, as part of the Nathanson Center’s annual Or Emet Lecture, Osgoode Hall was pleased to host Professor Robert McCorquodale. Professor McCorquodale brought to the lecture his expertise and experience as part of the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights. This working […]

Osgoode project keeps an eye on Canadian mining companies abroad

JCAP works to bring bad behaviour to the attention of securities regulators and investors.

CBC’s The Current with Matt Galloway and Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Palma Paciocco

Criminal cases in Ontario must be tried within 18 months, but staffing shortages and other problems are leading to cases being thrown out when that time is up. Galloway talks to legal experts about what happens when serious cases like sexual assault allegations get thrown out, and protecting public faith in the legal system.

Call for applications – Visiting Fellows

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How to apply

The application process for Nathanson Centre Graduate Fellowships is detailed in a call for applications that we issue each year — typically in early August. You can download the most recent call for applications by clicking the button below.

Events

March

13

Conference on “Artificial Intelligence and the Law: New Challenges and Possibilities for Fundamental Human Rights and Security”

The Jack and Mae Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime, and Security will hold a conference titled “Artificial Intelligence and the Law: New Challenges and Possibilities for Fundamental Human Rights and Security”, on March 13, 2024, Room 1014 Helliwell Centre, Osgoode Hall Law School (Keele campus) and ONLINE. REGISTER https://bit.ly/47YnHyC Artificial Intelligence (AI) is […]

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March

6

Book Release Pitfall: The Race to Mine the World’s Most Vulnerable Places (Greystone Books, Vancouver) | HYBRID

Christopher Pollon will discuss his new book, which highlights nine mining projects from around the globe and reflects on what a future with less mining might look at. Christopher Pollon is an award-winning Canadian freelance journalist who as been published by National Geographic, VICE, The Walrus, The Globe and Mail and many more. Commentary by […]

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November

24

Documentary screening of Climate Migration and the Urban Environment: Dhaka’s Story of Development and Disaster

Nathanson Fellow Mara Mahmud’s documentay explores climate migration, urban development crises.   To culminate the research for her master of environmental studies in York’s Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change, York student Mara Mahmud along with photographer and videographer Emily Bruno embarked on 30 days of fieldwork in Dhaka, Bangladesh. There, they filmed and conducted interviews […]

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Graduate
students

If you’re a Master’s or doctoral student at York University conducting research related to the Nathanson Centre’s purpose, you may be eligible for a fellowship.

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Research
associates

The Nathanson Centre welcomes visiting and postdoctoral fellows from around the world, supporting timely, relevant research in our areas of focus.

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Research
partners

We partner with other research centres, academic institutions, governments and a range of organizations on collaborative studies, conferences and other initiatives.

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Professional
community

If you work in law, business or the media and are seeking insights on issues of human rights, crime and security, we’ll connect you with a Nathanson Centre expert.