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bg338@cam.ac.uk

Education CV

Follow me on Twitter: @bruno_faucher

Professional Licenses

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

Education 

  • 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)

 

Supervisors

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. < https://sencanada.ca/en/Content/Sen/Committee/421/AEFA/53933-e >.

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.
  • Radio-Canada.ca, “La légalisation du cannabis au Canada inquiète l’ONU,” March 8, 2018.
  • Droit-inc.com, “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.

Op-eds

  • 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.
  • Droit-Inc.com, “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. 
  • Droit-Inc.com, “Il faudra payer pour faire entendre sa cause,” January 18, 2016.

 

Start Date

Oct 2017