February issue of Rights Review: Rwanda, Nevsun case, and alumni spotlight

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Check out the February issue of Rights Review! The editorial team is very excited about this issue -- we think it might be our best yet.

In "They Live On," Mehak Kawatra (2L) writes about sexual violence during the 1994 Rwandan genocide and the IHRP's involvement in the development of And I Live On: The Resilience of Rwandan Genocide Survivors of Sexual Violence, sequel to The Men Who Killed Me: Rwandan Survivors of Sexual Violence. And I Live On is set to be released next month.  

In November, Samer Muscati (IHRP Director), Yolanda Song (IHRP Research Associate), and India Annamanthadoo (2L, IHRP clinic student) travelled to Rwanda to interview some of the survivors featured in The Men Who Killed Me for the sequel, And I Live On. In "Reflections on Rwanda," India shares her thoughts and experiences from her ten days in Rwanda.

In "Holding Canadian Mining Companies Accountable," Nicole Thompson (2L) and Madeline Torrie (2L) write about their experiences working on the IHRP intervention in Nevsun Resources v Araya, an important case before the Supreme Court of Canada related to corporate social responsibility. Nicole and Madeline travelled to Ottawa in January with Yolanda Song and Cory Wanless (JD 2008) to watch Cory present the IHRP's submissions.

Finally, in this issue's "IHRP Alumni Spotlight," Brenda Chang (3L) writes about her interview with Lane Krainyk, who recently worked as a Humanitarian Affairs Advisor for the Rohingya Refugee Response in the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh.