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Areas of Practice

National Institutions

Retained by governments and international, multilateral and non-governmental organizations to provide advice and assistance in establishing and strengthening national institutions (human rights, ombudsperson and transitional justice institutions, as well as a cultural institutions) that have a human rights focus. Files have included: 
  • legislative drafting (for national institutions, human rights legislation and constitutional law)
  • organizational development and human resources planning for NHRIs
  • human rights complaints management and decision-making
  • capacity assessments  
  • strategic planning
  • human rights training and orientation for staff and commission members
  • advisory work and consultancy  
Human rights issues

Advisory work and opinions on state compliance with human rights instruments, including in post-conflict countries and emerging democracies:
  • civil and political rights; economic social and cultural rights; equality and anti-discrimination law
  • human-rights based approaches to development
  • human rights aspects of immigration & refugee law
  • migrant workers
  • minority rights
  • national security and human rights
  • women's rights and gender equality
 
Education, teaching and training
Specialised training and orientation for human rights professionals, decision-makers and policy leaders on core human rights instruments.
Teaching and the undergraduate and graduate levels
 
Litigation and Advocacy 
Has appeared before the Quebec Superior Court, the Quebec Court of Appeal and the Federal Court of Canada and advises organizations on public interest litigation. She also provides advice to clients regarding human rights complaints on a referral basis.
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