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Errol P. Mendes - President

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Professor Mendes is a lawyer, author and law professor at the University of Ottawa. He has been an advisor to corporations, governments, civil society groups and the United Nations in the areas of corporate law, public and private sector governance, national security and corporate cybersecurity, anti-corruption and corporate social responsibility. He has also acted as an advisor, mediator and arbitrator in disputes dealing in many of the above areas. He has also been a senior advisor in the Privy Council Office of the Canadian Government, appointed by former Prime Minister Paul Martin. He is a frequent contributor to media discussions in the above areas of expertise and is presently a Commissioner on the Ontario Human Rights Commission. He assisted in the drafting of the UN Global Compact, the largest global initiative that links the global private sector with the goals of the UN in the areas of the environment, human rights and anti-corruption. 

He is presently the National President of the International Commission of Jurists, Canadian Section.

Since 1979, Professor Mendes has taught at Law Faculties across the country, including at the University of Alberta, the University of Western Ontario, McGill University, and the University of Ottawa from 1992 to present. He is a Barrister & Solicitor with the Law Society of Canada since 1986.

Contact Information

University of Ottawa Faculty of Law
57 Louis Pasteur
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
Tel: (613) 562-5890
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