LL.B. (UBC), LL.M. (Cambridge), Diploma, International Institute, Comparative Human Rights Law (Strasbourg)
Member of the Law Societies of Alberta and Manitoba
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International Human Rights & Humanitarian Law
Kathleen's research interests are Human Rights, International Human Rights Law and Humanitarian Law, Constitutional Law, Women's Rights, Judicial Development and Aboriginal Law. In her pioneering work in judicial education, she has authored numerous foundational papers and organized conferences, workshops and collaborative international projects in Geneva, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Tanzania, Namibia, Spain, Israel, China, Vietnam, the United States, and the United Nations. She has published extensively in academic journals as well as in the popular media.
Academic Appeals Committee
Board of Directors, Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family
Kathleen was Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development for 6 years. She was a founder of the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund. In October 2013, Kathleen was selected to a second term as a National Director on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Red Cross.
In 2006, Kathleen was named to be the Canadian Director of a 5 year project on judicial development and grassroots engagement in Vietnam. In 2009, she was a member of the International Bar Association's mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo to review the justice system and advise on a reformative plan.
Kathleen was the Chief Negotiator for the Assembly of First Nations for the historic Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement, achieving the largest settlement in Canadian history and was a major architect of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission.