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Where is the Other Half of the Story?: Erasures and Silences in the Human...

Archives, as repositories of collective memory, hold immense power. They are the guardians of narratives that shape our collective understanding of history, society, and identity. Whether physical or digital, archives reflect what societies choose...

Why the Universal Declaration of Human Rights wasn’t adopted until 1948

The adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the UN general assembly has been celebrated as a defining moment in international history. The UDHR is said to have redefined global ethics...

“We Were not Treated as Human Beings:” A Memoir on Canada’s Indian Residential Schools

I teach a course on historical atrocities, truth-seeking and reconciliation processes. Truth and Reconciliation after Atrocity examines truth and reconciliation commissions established globally to address historical atrocities and contemporary human rights abuses. In the...

Participedia: Responding to the Challenges of Democratic Participation

Electoral democracy is under increasing strain. In developed countries, disaffected citizens are too easily mobilized by authoritarian populists and nationalists, and electoral majorities leave exclusions, inequalities, and injustices unaddressed. In developing countries, although significant strides...

A call to Canadian Parliamentarians to take concrete measures to implement the UN Declaration...

A call to Canadian Parliamentarians to take concrete measures to implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People in Canadian law and policy “The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples...

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