Sharing Insights

To support productive scholarly dialogue and informed public conversations, we share news and research with the Nathanson Centre’s communities through several channels:

The Nathanson Blog

Our blog offers news and updates from the Nathanson Centre, including recaps of recent events, announcements of publications by Centre-affiliated researchers and other dispatches on transnational legal issues.

Congratulations to Nathanson visiting fellow Inbar Peled (PhD, law) recipient of the 2024 Thesis and Dissertation Prize by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Through her project “Professionalizing Discrimination:  Legal Actors and the Struggle Against Racialized Policing in Multicultural Societies”, Peled examines the role of lawyers in perpetuating racialized police violence in multicultural societies. While much of the work on racialized police killing and police violence focuses on the police themselves, the role of lawyers in enabling these incidents […]

"Exploring LGBTQ+ equality in India: A comprehensive examination from anthropological and legal perspectives"

This article delves into the multifaceted dimensions of LGBTQ+ rights in India, drawing insights from both anthropological research and legal analysis. It offers a nuanced understanding of the challenges and progress towards equality in the Indian context. Read More

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 […]

Transnational Human Rights Review

The Transnational Human Rights Review (THR) is a scholarly journal focused on the promotion and protection of human rights in jurisdictions around the globe. THR is published through a collaboration between the Nathanson Centre and the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in Abuja, Nigeria. Led by a team of highly regarded international scholars and jurists, THR welcomes scholarly articles that examine human rights from a transnational perspective or that engage with questions of human rights normativity and practices. You can learn more about THR, including the journal’s submission criteria and peer review process, in the Digital Commons of Osgoode Hall Law School. 

Recent Articles

Citizenship Deprivation as an Act of Persecution: Case Study of the Assam Citizen Exercise as a Precursor to a Nation-Wide Determination of Citizenship.

Explores reasons for defining India’s citizenship practices, now modified through the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 as “persecutory.”

Transformative Constitutions and Constitutionalism: A New Theory and School of Jurisprudence from the Global South?

Using Kenya as a case study, explores critical elements of transformative constitutions as well as the development of the jurisprudence emerging from these constitutions.

Protection of Victim-Witnesses of Human Rights Violations in Criminal Prosecutions in Nigeria

Highlights a lack of information about witness protection practices in prosecutions involving human rights violations in Nigeria and proposes a system to facilitate the protection of victim-witnesses testifying against perpetrators of human rights violations.