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February 1, 2024 — 

Inspite of generations of citizens preventing for reproductive rights, the matter of Abortion Law is continue to an lively war zone. Invited by the Distinguished Readers Lecture Sequence to share her operate at Robson Corridor, Professor Joanna Erdman from Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Legislation will communicate on “Abortion Regulation Illiberalism & Feminist Futures” on Thursday, February 8 at 12pm.

“Contemporary feminist protest politics are reshaping the subject of comparative abortion law,” reported Erdman. “While preventing for legislation reform, abortion rights activists today are part of mass actions and democratic transitions, and ultimately a collective reclaiming of political energy.” 

Erdman’s discuss is critical, primarily in the context of current heritage like the 2017 Women’s March on Washington soon after Trump’s inauguration and the Supreme Court docket of the United States’ overturning of Roe v. Wade, its personal 50-year-old decision that had declared the constitutional appropriate to abortion for Us residents. With specified States subsequently outlawing abortion, the actions of Canada’s neighbour should really be of desire to Canadians. “I always believe Canadians require to be on guard from normative pushes from the US,” said Distinguished People Lecture Collection organizer, Dr. Katie Szilagyi.

Photo of Professor Joanna Erdman, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University.

Professor Joanna Erdman, Schulich University of Legislation, Dalhousie College.

Erdman retains the MacBain Chair in Health and fitness Law and Plan at the Schulich School of Regulation, Dalhousie Wellbeing Justice Institute in Halifax. She has acted as an intervener in advance of a variety of constitutional courts and global bodies and chairs the World Health Advisory Committee of the General public Health Method. Serving on the advisory board of the Women’s Legal rights Plan, Open up Society Foundations, she is a earlier chair of Earth Health and fitness Organization’s Office of Reproductive Wellness and Investigation Gender and Rights Advisory Panel. She retains a JD from the University of Toronto, an LLM from Harvard Law School, and accomplished a fellowship at Yale Law Faculty. 

Her exploration focuses on sexual and reproductive well being legislation in a transnational context for which she has obtained many major investigation grants which includes a CIHR Task Grant and a SHRCC Insight Grant. She at this time teaches programs in public law, wellbeing regulation, and directs Schulich Law’s Intercontinental Sexual and Reproductive Health and fitness and Rights Practicum. She is a two-time winner of the Hanna & Harold Barnet Award in Educating To start with-Year Legislation at Schulich.

Erdman has edited various texts on wellness legislation and abortion law, as well as numerous articles on abortion, hurt reduction and social modify in law journals which include Reproductive Health Matters, the Ottawa Law Evaluation, and the Health and Human Rights Journal.

At the Distinguished Guests lecture, Erdman will share her current and ongoing operate in the space of sexual and reproductive overall health legislation.

Erdman is a member of the Regulation System Committee, for the national Women’s Lawful Education and learning and Motion Fund (LEAF), holds a Legal and Human Rights Seat on the Steering Committee for Inroads: Global Network for the Reduction of Abortion, and is a member of the Analysis Protocol Overview Panel, Reproductive Well being and Exploration Division, Planet Health Firm.

The Distinguished Visitors Lecture Collection is arranged by a committee of UM School of Regulation professors to augment the academic expertise of learners, school, team, and users of the nearby College and Legal neighborhood at big. Guest speakers are experts in their respective fields and are renowned nationally and internationally, hailing from near and much. Recordings of past lectures can be viewed on the Robson Hall Youtube Channel.

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