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Professional Licenses

  • Law Society of Ontario (2015)
  • Barreau du Québec (2016)
  • New York State Bar (2020)


  • University of Cambridge, Jesus College, PhD in Law (2017-present)
  • Harvard Law School, Doctoral Exchange Student (Winter 2020)
  • University of Cambridge, Jesus College, Master of Law (LL.M.) – First class honours (2014)
  • University of Ottawa, Juris Doctor – National Program (J.D.) – Summa cum laude (2013)
    • The Rt. Hon. Brian Dickson Prize for the highest standing in the program
  • University of Ottawa, Licentiate of Law (LL.L.) – Summa cum laude (2012)
  • Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences in International Development and Globalization (B.Soc.Sc.) – Summa cum laude (2012)

Professional Experiences

  • Adjunct Lecturer – Université de Montréal, Faculty of Law (2015-present)
  • Legal Assistant to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (2020-present )
  • Counsel for the intervener CCALF, Supreme Court of Canada: Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Vavilov (37748); Bell Canada, et al. v. Attorney General of Canada (37896); National Football League, et al. v. Attorney General of Canada (37897).
  • Judicial Fellow to His Excellency President Ronny Abraham – International Court of Justice (2016-2017)
  • Law Clerk to The Hon. Mr. Justice Thomas Cromwell – Supreme Court of Canada (2014-2015)
  • Cambridge Tripos Supervisor, Public International Law – University of Cambridge, Downing, Trinity & Emmanuel College (Lent 2019)
  • Cambridge Team Coach, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition – University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law (2018-2020)

Scholarships and Awards

  • Action Canada Fellow (2018)
  • Commonwealth PhD Scholarship (2017-2021)
  • Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarship (declined)
  • The Rt. Hon. Paul Martin Sr. Scholarship covering full tuition for the LLM at Cambridge (2013)
  • John Aylen Q.C. Prize for the highest standing in the Common Law National Program (2013)
  • AEEDCO Award for outstanding community involvement throughout a student’s degree (2012)
  • McCarthy Tetrault Leadership Award for leadership qualities and academic excellence (2010)
  • Norton Rose Canada LLP Scholarship for teamwork and academic excellence (2009)
  • Wilson & Lafleur Prize for obtaining the highest average in Civil Procedure I (2009)
  • Miller Thomson LLP Scholarship for community involvement and academic excellence (2008)
  • Canada’s University Scholarship for community involvement and academic excellence (2008-2012)



Professor Michael Waibel & Dr Fernando Lusa Bordin

Representative Publications

  • Thomas A. Cromwell and Bruno Gélinas-Faucher, “William Schabas, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and International Human Rights Law” in Margaret deGuzman & Diane Marie Amann, eds, Arcs of Global Justice: Essays in Honor of William Schabas, Oxford University Press 2018.
  • Bruno Gélinas-Faucher and Delphine Nakache, “Canadian immigration and refugee policies since 1945” in Mahmoud Masaeli & Lauchlan Munro, eds, Canada and Challenges of International Development and Globalization, University of Ottawa Press 2018. 
  • Bruno Gélinas-Faucher, Commentaire sur le rapport du Comité d'enquête du Conseil de magistrature à l'égard de M. le juge R. Peter Bradley : l'esprit du nouveau Code de procédure civile et ses limites, Repères, Éditions Yvon Blais, May 2017.
  • Bruno Gélinas-Faucher, Commentaire sur la décision Rogers Communications Inc. c. Châteauguay (Ville) – Emplacement des infrastructures en matière de radiocommunication : la règlementation municipale cède le pas à la compétence exclusive du fédéral, Repères, Éditions Yvon Blais, August 2016.
  •  Bruno Gélinas-Faucher, “Overview: Administrative Law” (2014) 3 Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law 249.

Parliamentary Interventions

  • Testimony in front of the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ottawa, March 2018, Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts, insofar as it relates to Canada's international obligations. < >.

Conferences and Workshops

  • International Workshop "The Hope of Ages is in the Process of Realization - Establishing a World Court, 1920-1922", University of Glasgow & Radboud University, June 2021 (forthcoming), Speaker: "The Advisory Committee of Jurists as a Conscientious Objector to Non-State Actors"; Discussant: Dr Kiki Brölmann.
  • 9th Annual Cambridge International Law Conference, The Cambridge International Law Journal, Cambridge, April 2020, Panelist: "Canada’s Colonial Genocide: Issues of State and Individual Responsibility"
  • Graduate Workshop Series, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Cambridge, March 2019,  Speaker: "Misinterpreting the Rules? The Role of ICJ judges in ISDS"; Commentator: Prof Eyal Benvenisti
  • 47th Annual Conference of the Canadian Council on International Law, Ottawa, November 2018, Panelist: "International responsibility arising from provincial agreements with foreign governments"
  • Ouranos seminars, Montréal, November 2018, Speaker: "La reconnaissance du préjudice écologique par la Cour Internationale de Justice"
  • 7th Annual Cambridge International Law Conference, The Cambridge International Law Journal, Cambridge, April 2018, Panelist: “Non-State Actors and the New Paradigm of State Responsibility”.
  • Conférence sur les enjeux relatifs à la légalisation du cannabis, Canada Research Chair in Collaborative Culture in Health Law and Policy, Université de Montréal, November 2017, Panelist: “Enjeux internationaux relatifs à la légalisation du cannabis”.
  • CUCS Scholar's Seminar, Cambridge University Commonwealth Society, November 2017, Speaker: “Transformations in the Law of State Responsibility”.
  • Conference on the Legitimacy of Unseen Actors in International Adjudication, PluriCourts Centre of Excellence (Oslo University) and Europa Instituut (Leiden University), The Hague, October 2017, Panelist: “The Proper Role of Law Clerks: Should Arbitrator be Held to a Higher Standard than Judges?”.

Broadcast Interviews

  • Radio-Canada, Première heure, “Le cas Normandeau et l’arrêt Jordan,” July 28, 2020, 6h46 - 13 min 05 s. 
  • Radio-Canada, Radiojournal national, 7am News Bulletin, March 8, 2018.
  • Radio-Canada, Bulletin regional, Ottawa-Gatineau, 9am News Bulletin, March 8, 2018.
  • The Arbitration Station Podcast. “The Involvement of ICJ Judges in Investor-State Arbitration,” March 20, 2018. 
  • Radio-Canada, Phare Ouest, Colombie-Britannique et Yukon, “En légalisant la marijuana, le Canada contrevient aux traités internationaux, selon un expert,” March 9, 2018, 7h21 - 9 min 37s.
  • Radio-Canada, Boulevard du Pacifique, Colombie-Britannique et Yukon, “Légalisation du cannabis au Canada,” March 12, 2018, 17h 46 - 12 min 23 s.
  • Radio-Canada, La croisée, Alberta, “Marijuana légale : le fédéral néglige ses engagements,” March 12, 2018, 17h13 - 10 min 46 s.
  • Radio-Canada, Pour faire un monde, Saskatchewan, “Le projet de loi sur le cannabis contrevient aux traités de l’ONU,” March 12, 2018, 17h35 - 11 min 7 s.
  • Radio-Canada, L’heure de pointe, Toronto, “Le Canada, le cannabis et les traités internationaux,” March 12, 2018, 16h47 - 12 min 7 s.
  • Radio-Canada, Ça parle au Nord, Nord de l’Ontario, “Légalisation du cannabis : le Canada sanctionné par l’ONU?,” March 12, 2018, 17h17 - 7 min 52 s.

Published Interviews

  • LaPresse, "Loi sur la sécurité nationale à Hong Kong: dilemme difficile pour une juge canadienne", July 9, 2020.
  • The Globe and Mail, "Trudeau accepts Indigenous inquiry’s finding of genocide", June 4, 2019.
  • Canadian Lawyer Magazine, "International law experts say legal cannabis defies Canada’s UN treaty obligations", November 8, 2018. 
  • iPolitics, "Withdrawing from drug treaties over legal pot would be a ‘mistake’: Freeland", May 1, 2018.
  • Vice Media, “Le Canada s’en fout de violer des traités internationaux en légalisant le weed”, April 18, 2018.
  • CBC News, “UN Body Remains Troubled by Canada’s Pot Legalization Plan,” March 8, 2018.
  •, “La légalisation du cannabis au Canada inquiète l’ONU,” March 8, 2018.
  •, “Légalisation du pot et traités : le Canada se met-il dans un bourbier ?” March 5, 2018.

Academic Blogs

  • Opinio Juris, "Why So Secret? The Case for Public Access to Myanmar’s Reports on Implementation of the ICJ’s Provisional Measures Order", August 25, 2020 (with Kingsley Abbott and Michael A Becker).
  • Opinio Juris, "Election Season at the ICJ: Dawn of a New Era?" July 29, 2020. 
  • Policy Options, "Time for Canada to intervene as World Court tackles the Rohingya crisis", May 15, 2020. 
  • EJIL:Talk!, "Is Canada Internationally Responsible for Genocide?", June 12, 2019.
  • Avocats Hors Québec, "Limiter le droit de vote des expatriés québécois : une violation de la Charte canadienne?", June 16, 2020. 
  • Blogue de la SQDI, "Génocide des Rohingyas : pourquoi le Canada n’ira pas devant la CIJ", July 14, 2019.
  • Blogue de la SQDI, "Au cœur de la Cour internationale de Justice", March 17, 2018.
  • Avocats Hors Québec, "Mais qu’est-il arrivé à l’Accord de libre circulation nationale?", December 13, 2016.


  • Le Devoir, "L’arrêt des procédures n’est pas la solution dans l’affaire Normandeau", July 27 2020. 
  • CBA National Magazine, "In good conscience", July 15, 2020. 
  • Cape Breton Post, "Island Autonomy: A Mistaken Strategy," November 15, 2019.
  • CBA National magazine, "Travelling Court," September 16, 2019 (with Paul Warchuk). 
  • CBA National Magazine, “La révolution inachevée de l’arrêt Jordan," December 19, 2017.
  • Le Devoir, “La révolution inachevée de l’arrêt Jordan," December 20, 2017.
  • Le Soleil, “Référendum en Catalogne : une vision erronée du droit international,” Octobre 11, 2017.
  • La Presse+, “Ottawa rompt avec sa tradition de bon élève,” Septembre 18, 2017.
  • Le Droit, “Le cannabis et les obligations internationales du Canada,” April 20, 2017.
  •, “Légalisation du pot : le Canada viole les traités internationaux,” April 20, 2017.
  • Le Devoir, “Légalisation du cannabis: qu’en est-il des obligations internationales du Canada?”, April 19, 2017.
  • CBA National magazine, “Nomination de juges à la Cour suprême des États-Unis : quelle leçon pour le Canada ?”, April 19, 2017. 
  • CBA National magazine, “Une Cour suprême itinérante au Canada ?”, April 6, 2017. 
  •, “Il faudra payer pour faire entendre sa cause,” January 18, 2016.

Start Date

Oct 2017