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WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY SIMULATION 2023 SUMMARY REPORT:
Building Solidarity for Worldwide Health Security. This report outlines the primary objectives and format of the WHA SIM, along with feedback from our student delegates which has been instrumental in shaping recommendations for its future iterations. This simulation was supported in part by the Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security.
Event Recap - The Legal Implications of the Metaverse
Article by Sophie Sklar On March 9, 2023, the Nathanson Center hosted the symposium event, “The Legal Implications of the Metaverse”. This symposium brought together scholars from across Osgoode Hall to think about technology and the law and reflect on how the law can respond to the next generation of emerging technologies. This included discussions […]
Our New Virtual Home
Welcome to the redesigned Nathanson Centre website. Our aim in refreshing the site is to increase the visibility of the various activities we pursue at the Centre, as well as to showcase the exciting and important work being conducted by Nathanson members, affiliates and fellows. This marks the beginning of a new chapter at Nathanson, […]
Can Disasters Be Managed?
In his new book All Is Well: Catastrophe and the Making of the Normal State, Prof. Saptarishi Bandopadhyay argues that “disaster management” is based on a flawed understanding of what disasters actually are and their underlying causes. Disasters are all around us. We see them as exceptional occurrences that destroy human life, property and resources. And for […]
Call for applications – Visiting Fellows
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.
Or Emet Lecture “THE INCREASING REGULATION OF BUSINESS FOR THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS IMPACTS” Robert McCorquodale
This lecture will consider this increasing regulation and what it means for businesses today, including those based in Canada, and the consequences for rightsholders affected by business activities. It will also analyse the breadth of businesses covered, including the extractive sector and the financial sector, as well as the extension of this regulation to include environmental and climate change matters.
Human Rights in the Philippines: Challenges & Fight for a Democratic Future Talk by Neri Colmenares, veteran human right lawyer and activist
Neri Colmenares, 62, is a veteran human rights lawyer and activist who was detained for four years when the Philippines was under Martial Law. In 2018, he filed the second petition accusing President Duterte of murder and crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court on behalf of eight victims of the “war on drugs”. […]
Human Rights and Pluralism: Fresh Perspectives and New Directions A Research Panel with Nathanson Centre Fellows
Human Rights and Pluralism: Fresh Perspectives and New Directions A Research Panel with Nathanson Centre Fellows Featuring Syed Muhammad Azeem, Sanja Dragić, Lovepreet Kaur & Miriam Zucker 22 March 2023, 12:30-2:20PM(ET) | Hybrid in-person/virtual
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