About the Conference

Osgoode Hall Law School in conjunction with Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada will be hosting an interdisciplinary international conference entitled: Canadian/Anglophone African Human Rights Engagements: A Critical Assessment of the Literature and a Research Agenda Conference.

The conference will bring together Canadian and Anglophone African scholars from Botswana, Kenya, Canada, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, United States, Canada and United Kingdom.

The Conference will connect Canadian and Anglophone African scholars and practitioners whose work focuses to a significant degree on the Canadian/Anglophone Africa human rights engagements and allow them to closely debate the topic and test ideas. The conference will be a ground breaking event in the history of Canada-Anglophone cooperation in the arena of human rights and other related engagements. As the theme suggests, this conference will provide an opportunity for critical reflections, discussions, engagements and exchange of ideas over a large array of scholarly literature on the Canada-Anglophone human rights agenda. Its foremost goal will deepen an interdisciplinary, transnational, trans-occupational and public conversations and collaborations on this theme. Its other purpose will be to articulate and interrogate the obtaining status, attained achievements, problems encountered and future prospects of the grand Canadian-Anglophone human rights project.

The Conference is convened by Professor Obiora Okafor, the inaugural York Research Chair in International and Transnational Legal Studies at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School, with the assistance of Okey Williams Kalu (Conference Coordinator and PhD Candidate at Osgoode) and  Okechukwu Jake Effoduh (Conference Co-cordinator and LLM Candidate at Osgoode)

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