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University of Manitoba law school graduate Judge Kimberly Prost will be returning to campus Monday --- as the United Nations official who reviews complaints from suspected terrorists denied the right to travel.

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University of Manitoba law school graduate Judge Kimberly Prost will be returning to campus Monday — as the United Nations official who reviews complaints from suspected terrorists denied the right to travel.

The talk by Judge Prost, the ombudsperson to the UN Security Council’s Al-Qaeda and Taliban Sanctions Committee, is open to the public at no cost, at noon in Robson Hall.

Prost graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1981. She spent two decades with the Canadian Department of Justice and served as a judge on the war-crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Now she reviews complaints filed by suspected terrorists blacklisted by the UN Security Council and denied the right to travel.

“Kim was the gold medallist in my graduating class. I have continued to be inspired by the contributions she is making to Canada and the world,” said Centre for Human Rights Research director Prof. Karen Busby. “Robson Hall grads are quietly getting on with vital human rights work around the globe.”

U of M said that Prost timed her visit to coincide with the opening of the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

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