Key Mandates

Selected International

  • Co-evaluation (summative) of a human rights and fundamental freedoms program for the Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization

  • Co-writer and researcher of a major UN study on access to justice for women (UN Women).

  • Development of global principles for the capacity assessment of human rights commissions and ombudsperson institutions (UNDP/OHCHR/GANHRI)

  • Strategic advice to UNDP and a Sudanese entity on its national human rights institution

  • Retained by a multilateral entity to assess Sri Lanka's compliance with international human rights law (EU)

  • Advice to a Canadian entity on human rights norms and health & safety standards for internal migrant workers in China (FIT/CIDA)

  • Drafted human rights legislation and held national consultations for a national human rights institution in Tajikistan (UN OHCHR)

  • Drafted specialized human rights publications for the UN and NGOs on national human rights institutions, ombudsman institutions, NHRIs and on gender equality and economic, social and cultural rights (See Selected Publications).

  • Retained in 2009-2012 to carry out a comparative study of good practices and challenges for NHRIs to strengthen women's rights and gender equality in OSCE participating States. (See Selected Publications)

  • EU evaluation of law reform project on access to justice (Nepal)

  • Establishment and strengthening of key institutions in the Rwanda after the 1994 genocide period (OHCHR)


  • Advisory work on human rights complaints

  • Research network on civil society and the enabling environment (Canada)

  • Law reform, case management, and policy proposals for Canadian human rights agencies, boards and commissions

  • Member of the legal team supporting the intervenor African Canadian Legal Clinic before the Supreme Court of Canada in the 2013 Whatcott case.