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
Victoria Clark | Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Miriam Cohen | Université de Montréal
Charles-Emmanuel Coté | Université Laval
John Currie | University of Ottawa 
Armand de Mestral, Prof. | McGill University
Scott Fairley | Cambridge LLP
Craig Forcese | University of Ottawa

LCol. Nadine Fortin | JAG, National Defence
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 | Associate with Cambridge LLP

Alan Kessel | Legal Adviser, GAC
Nicolas Lamp | Queen's University
Céline  Lévesque | Université d’Ottawa
Alexandra Logvin | Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Tamar Meshel | University of Alberta
Justin Mohammed | Amnesty International Canada
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

François Roch | Président Société québécoise de droit international (SQDI)

Marilynn Rubayika | Justice Canada at Global Affairs Canada Legal Services Unit

Pierre-Olivier Savoie | Savoie Arbitration

Penelope Simons | University of Ottawa 
Érick Sullivan | Laval University
Gib van Ert | Olthuis van Ert
Angela Veitch | Canadian permanent mission to NATO, Brussels

James Yap | President, Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights (CLAIHR)