Paul Champ is a human rights lawyer in Ottawa. He has worked on many prominent cases that involve the protection of civil liberties from the excesses of national security.
He acted in Abdelrazik v. Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Afghan detainees litigation, Canada v. Khadr I, the Iacobucci Inquiry, and others. He is currently suing the Canadian government for damages on behalf of victims such as Benamar Benatta and Abousfian Abdelrazik. For Mr. Champ’s full bio, please click here.
Nathalie has been General Counsel of Canadian Civil Liberties Association since July 1, 2009. She was previously Dean of the Faculty of Law – Civil Law Section of the University of Ottawa from 2004 to 2008 and President of the Law Commission of Canada from 2000 to 2004. For Ms. Des Rosiers’s full bio, please click here.
Jameel Jaffer is Deputy Legal Director at the ACLU and Director of the ACLU’s Center for Democracy, which houses the ACLU’s work on national security; human rights; and speech, privacy, and technology. Jaffer joined the staff of the ACLU in 2002 and directed the ACLU’s National Security Project between 2007 and 2010. Jaffer continues to maintain an active litigation docket, and among the cases he is currently litigating are Aulaqi v. Obama, a challenge to the CIA’s authority to carry out “targeted killings” of American terrorism suspects; Amnesty v. Holder, a challenge to warrantless wiretapping under the FISA Amendments Act; and ACLU v. Department of Defense, litigation under the Freedom of Information Act for records relating to the Bush administration’s torture program. For Mr. Jaffer’s full bio, please click here.
Lorne Sossin became Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School on July 1, 2010. Prior to this appointment, he was a Professor with the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto (2002-2010). He is a former Associate Dean of the University of Toronto (2004-2007) and served as the inaugural Director of the Centre for the Legal Profession (2008-2010). Previously (1997-2002), he was a faculty member at Osgoode Hall Law School, and the Department of Political Science, at York University. His teaching interests span administrative and constitutional law, the regulation of professions, civil litigation, public policy and the judicial process. Dean Sossin was a law clerk to former Chief Justice Antonio Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canada, a former Associate in Law at Columbia Law School and a former litigation lawyer with the firm of Borden & Elliot (now Borden Ladner Gervais LLP). For Dean Sossin’s full bio, please click here.