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Pursuant to the CCIL's Constitution and By-Laws, the organization is managed by a Board of Directors of not more than thirty-six members and no fewer than eight members.  The by-laws also include a number of persons as ex officio members of the Board of Directors as follows: the Legal adviser of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (or a successor Department); the Assistant Deputy Minister of Justice Canada responsible for international law, the President of the Société québécoise de droit international and the immediate past president of the Board of Directors.


Directors are elected for three year, renewable terms from among the CCIL membership and shall, to the greatest extent possible, reflect the diversity of Canada and the geographic distribution and professional backgrounds of Members (including academia, public sector, private sector, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations).


The CCIL's officers -- a president, a treasurer, and a secretary -- are drawn from the members of the Board of Directors and are appointed by that body for three year terms.

Executive Committee


Gib van Ert


Gib van Ert practices civil litigation and public law with Olthuis van Ert in Ottawa and Vancouver. From 2015 to 2018 he was the Executive Legal Officer to two successive chief justices of Canada, the Rt Hon Beverley McLachlin PC and the Rt Hon Richard Wagner PC.


Alexandra Logvin


Alexandra is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and the State University of Belarus. She earned a Masters of Laws degree from the University of Ottawa, focused on commercial arbitration between foreign private investors and states.


Justin Mohammed


Justin is the Human Rights Law and Policy Campaigner at Amnesty International Canada (English branch). Prior to his role with Amnesty International, he clerked at the Federal Court of Canada and served as a Human Rights Officer with the United Nations Peacekeeping mission in Mali.


Payam Akhavan | University of Toronto
Olabisi D. Akinkugbe | Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

Marie-Claude Boisvert | Global Affairs Canada
Kristen B
oon | University of Ottawa, Editor-in-chief, Canadian Yearbook of International Law
Miriam Cohen | Université de Montréal
Charles-Emmanuel Coté | Université Laval
Scott Fairley | Cambridge LLP
Craig Forcese | University of Ottawa
LCol. Nadine Fortin | Office of the Judge Advocate General 
Patricia Galvao-Ferreira | University of Windsor
Amanda Garay | Global Affairs Canada
Amanda Ghahremani | International Lawyer & Research Associate at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia University
Catherine Gribbin | Canadian Red Cross
Joanna Harrington | University of Alberta
Joan Kasozi | Cambridge LLP
Alan Kessel | Legal Adviser, Global Affairs Canada 
Nicolas Lamp | Queen's University
Céline Lévesque | Université d'Ottawa
Tamar Meshel | University of Alberta
Dan Moore | Justice Canada
Sarah Morales | University of Victoria
Valerie Oosterveld | University of Western Ontario
Nancy Othmer | Justice Canada
Maria Panezi | University of New Brunswick
David Pavot | Président (par intérim), Société québécoise de droit international (SQDI)
Marilynn Rubayika | Justice Canada 
Pierre-Olivier Savoie | Savoie Arbitration
Penelope Simons | University of Ottawa
Erick Sullivan | Université Laval 
Angela Veitch | Permanent Mission of Canada to the International Organizations in Vienna 

Elizabeth Whitsitt | University of Calgary
James Yap | President, Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights 

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