ICJ Council members act as special advisors to the ICJ Canada Board, and engage in initiatives to support our work. Our Council currently consists of the following members:

Raj Anand - Partner, WeirFoulds LLP, Toronto, ON

James Arnett, Q.C. - Retired CEO, Molson Inc., Toronto, ON

Erica Bach - Project Complaint Mechanism (PCM) Officer, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London, UK

John A. Campion - Partner, Fasken Martineau, Toronto, ON

Dr. Fernand de Varennes - Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Moncton, Moncton, NB

Adam Dodek - Professor, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Ottawa ON

Marlys A. Edwardh, C.M. - Partner, Goldblatt Partners LLP, Toronto, ON

Hon. Catherine A. Fraser - Chief Justice of the Alberta Court of Appeal, Edmonton, AB

Paul D.K. Fraser, Q.C. - British Columbia Conflict of Interest Commissioner, Victoria, BC

Jacques Frémont - President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

Ritu Gambhir - Member, Refugee Appeal Division, Immigration and Refugee Board, Toronto, Canada

April Grosse - Partner, Bennett Jones LLP, Calgary, Alberta

Elise Groulx Diggs - International Human Rights Lawyer - Principal, BI for Business Integrity & Partners, Washington, DC, USA | Associate Tenant Doughty Street Chambers, London, UK

Pacifique Manirakiza - Professor, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Ottawa, ON

David Matas – International human rights, immigration, and refugee lawyer, Winnipeg, MB

Dr. Moira L. McConnell - Professor Emerita (Law), Honorary Fellow, Marine & Environmental Law Institute, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Owen Rees - Lawyer, Conway Baxter Wilson Litigation, Ottawa, ON

Peter Tinsley - International legal consultant; Vice Chairperson, Institute for Justice Sector Development, Prince Edward County, ON

John D. Waddell, Q.C. - Partner, Waddell Raponi LLP, Victoria BC

Daphne Pierre - Counsel of the Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada 

Neil McCormick - Partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, practising in the Business Law Group

Guy Régimbald - Partner, Gowling WLG