Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms to which all human beings are entitled, including civil, political, economic, and social rights. At the University of Manitoba, more than 150 researchers from a variety of disciplines focus on human rights related issues.
Within the Faculty of Arts, researchers take a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to human rights research, working together with the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice, Robson Hall and the Centre for Human Rights Research Initiative, as well as theTruth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, to enrich student learning, inform public policy and intellectual debate, and strengthen cultural diversity.
Human rights issues are increasingly relevant for every approach to research within the Arts, from anthropology, disability studies and English to philosophy, political studies and women’s and gender studies. Some key research questions centre around issues such as the creation of new political and economic structures; social justice, social movements and self-determination; the foundations of rights and duties for citizens and governments; aboriginal rights, miscarriages of justice and sexual minorities; and global citizenship, peace and conflict resolution.
The Faculty of Arts Human Rights blog highlights information about current research projects focusing on Human Rights issues. We will also advise you of upcoming conferences, symposiums, workshops and other outreach activities related to Human Rights both within the Faculty of Arts and across the University. If you have an event or project that you would like posted in the blog and/or the bi-weekly E-Memo, please send the details to Shawn Jordan, Communications Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).