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Education CV

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Professional Licenses

  • Law Society of Ontario (2015)
  • Barreau du Québec (2016)


  • 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)
  • Counsel for the intervener Cambridge Comparative Administrative Law Forum in Bell Canada, et al. v. Attorney General of Canada (Supreme Court of Canada)
  • 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)

Scholarships and Awards

  • Action Canada Fellow (2018)
  • Commonwealth PhD Scholarship (2017-2021)
  • 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)



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 (forthcoming). (
  • 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 (forthcoming). (
  • 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. < >.


  • 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, Radiojournal national, 7am News Bulletin, March 8, 2018.
  • Radio-Canada, Bulletin regional, Ottawa-Gatineau, 9am News Bulletin, March 8, 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


  • 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