October 22, 2013
Professor Kent Roach, Wilson-Prichard Chair in Law and Public Policy at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, has been awarded a Trudeau Foundation Fellowship in recognition of his outstanding scholarly and pro bono contributions in constitutional, human rights and anti-terrorism issues.
The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is an independent, non-partisan charity established in 2001. Its fellowships, worth $225,000, are awarded annually to prominent researchers and thought leaders who make meaningful contributions to the world’s social issues in four key areas: human rights and dignity, responsible citizenship, Canada in the world and people and their natural environment.
A world-renowned legal expert, Roach has shared his expertise with countries such as Egypt, Tunisia, South Africa, Indonesia and Kenya, has acted as pro bono counsel to interveners in 13 groundbreaking Supreme Court of Canada cases, and has worked on notable commissions of inquiry: Ipperwash, Arar and Truth and Reconciliation. Roach was the research director for the Goudge Inquiry into Forensic Pathology and the Air India bombing inquiry. His current scholarly focus is on comparative constitutional remedies, counter-terrorism and wrongful convictions.
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