Committed to
justice since 2002.

Lawyers
Without Borders
Canada

For justice
to be done.

Talents Talents

140
We rely on the expertise of 140 employees, volunteers and interns nationally and internationally.

Programs Programs

8
We are involved in eight major international cooperation programs in Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia, Haiti and Mali. Activities are also implemented in Ukraine, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Benin and Burkina Faso.

Beneficiaries Beneficiaries

23 700
In 2020-2021, our programs provided assistance and support to 15,000 vulnerable people and 8,700 victims.

Lawyers Without Borders Canada is a non-governmental international cooperation organization that, for the past 20 years, has contributed to the implementation of the human rights of vulnerable people by strengthening access to justice and legal representation.

We aspire to a world where human rights and fundamental freedoms are respected, enforced and promoted. A world where justice is done in an independent and fair manner.

Justice Solidarity Cooperation Engagement Integrity Independence

We work closely with local partners in the countries where we operate to ensure that victims of serious human rights violations receive justice. With them, we ensure that war crimes and crimes against humanity do not go unpunished and strengthen the rule of law so that never happen again.

The ultimate beneficiaries of our actions are women victims of gender-based violence, exploited children, marginalized indigenous communities, people discriminated against because of their sexual and gender identity.

Subsidiarity Cooperative action Complementarity Affirmation of human rights Professionalism Management

Our History

Twenty years of cooperation, commitment and solidarity.

  • Three jurists found Lawyers Without Borders Quebec

    2002

  • First international cooperation missions

    2003

  • A Nigerian woman sentenced to death is acquitted

    2003

  • First large-scale cooperation project in Colombia

    2005

  • Foundation of the first ASFQ university group

    2007

  • ASF Quebec becomes ASF Canada

    2008

  • El Salvador held responsible for the death of Manuela, incarcerated after a miscarriage

    2008

  • Campaign for the repatriation of Omar Khadr

    2009

  • 2009 Anchicayá community's right to reparations is recognized

    2008

  • Former head of the Colombian security services, Jorge Noguera, is sentenced

    2011

  • Five perpetrators of the Dos Erres massacre are sentenced

    2012

  • Guatemala held responsible for five massacres in Río Negro

    2012

  • The Inter-American Court rules in favor of the victims in the "Diario Militar" case

    2012

  • Ex-dictator Ríos Montt convicted of genocide

    2012

  • Ex-dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier nailed by the Court

    2014

  • The perpetrator of Guatemala' Spanish Embassy attack is sentenced

    2015

  • In defense of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi

    2015

  • Guatemala tried for sexual slavery

    2016

  • Support for Edward Snowden's lawyer, Robert Tibbo

    2017

  • Berta Cáceres' murderers are sentenced by the Honduran justice system

    2018

  • Colombia's "false positives" declared a crime against humanity

    2019

  • First specialized court for human trafficking established in Guatemala

    2020

  • Honduras judged responsible for the death of a trans woman

    2021

  • Honduran woman Alejandra's aggressors sentenced

    2021

  • UN agrees to talk to cholera victims

    2021

  • Customary property rights of "slaves by descent" recognized in Kayes

    2022

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Our team

Professionals committed to the defense and promotion of human rights.

  • Team
  • Board of Directors

Claire L’Heureux-Dubé

Honorary Chair

The Honourable Claire L'Heureux-Dubé is a former judge of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Delia Cristea

Chair

Délia is Partner, General Counsel, at Power Sustainable.

Pierre Brun

Board Member

Pierre is a lawyer at Melançon Marceau Grenier & Sciortino.

Lise Tremblay

Board Member

Lise is a retired lawyer, special advisor to the executive direction of the Quebec Bar.

Lisa Oldring

Board Member

Lisa is currently a Senior Fellow with the UCLA Law Promise Institute Europe and a doctoral candidate at the University of Amsterdam Faculty of Law, specializing in international human rights law.

Luc Côté

Board Member

Luc is a lawyer and senior consultant in international law.

Alexandra Schwarz

Board Member

Alexandra is the Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of FinDev Canada

Pierre Marc Bellavance

Membre

Pierre Marc is Executive Vice-President and Leader, Legal Affairs, Compliance and Corporate Secretary at Beneva.

Julianna Fox

Member

Julianna Fox is Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and General Counsel for Global Legal Operations at WSP Global.

Miriam Cohen

Member

Miriam is an associate professor at the Université de Montréal's Faculty of Law.

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Canada

Colombia

El Salvador

France

Guatemala

Haiti

Honduras

Mali

Oumou Abdoulaye

Volunteer Legal Advisor

Oumou has been part of the team since 2024.

Mali

Maritza Andino Batres

Accounting Agent

Maritza has been part of the team since December 2018.

Honduras

Stelsie Angers

Director Colombia

Stelsie has been part of the team since April 2017.

Colombia

Caroline Arbour

Human Resources Coordinator

Caroline has been part of the team since 2015.

Canada

Lilliam Arrieta Carsana

Director El Salvador

Lilliam has been part of the team since July 2021.

El Salvador

Danouchka Assoumou Augé

Legal coordinator

Danouchka has been part of the team since 2023.

Mali

Emmanuelle Audet-Boucher

Institutional Affairs Director

Emmanuelle has been part of the team since 2011.

Canada

Marlyatou Bah

Accounting Analyst

Marlyatou has been part of the team since January 2021.

Canada

Arlette Barahona

Legal Advisor

Arlette has been part of the team since 2018.

El Salvador

Jade Blouin-Lessard

Volunteer Legal Advisor

Jade has been part of the team since 2022.

Benin

Mariam Bocoum

Head of Peace and Reconciliation

Mariam has been part of the team since October 2017.

Mali

Fatoumata Bouare

Gender Equality and Community Engagement Specialist

Fatoumata has been part of the team since September 2021.

Mali

Cheick Bougadar Diakite

Head of Strategic Litigation

Cheick has been part of the team since 2018.

Mali

Isabelle Bourassa

Institutional Communications Advisor

Isabelle has been part of the team since June 2018.

Canada

Geneviève Bourgault

Coordinator - Institutional Accounting

Geneviève has been part of the team since January 2018.

Canada

Tania Brunet

Program Agent

Tania has been part of the team since 2023.

Canada

Nathalie Calixte Vendome

Administration, Finance and Logistics Agent

Nathalie has been part of the team since 2023.

Haiti

Rokiya Camara-Diarra

Volunteer Legal Advisor

Rokiya has been part of the team since 2022.

Benin

Juan Carreira

Volunteer Legal Advisor

Juan has been part of the team since 2023.

El Salvador

Ronald Cenet

Head of Finance

Ronald has been part of the team since 2023.

Haiti

Eve Chabot

Volunteer Legal Advisor

Eve has been part of the team since 2023.

Honduras

Nina Chaize

Volunteer Legal Advisor

Nina has been part of the team since 2023.

El Salvador

Arnaud Cloutier

Legal Advisor

Arnaud has been part of the team since March 2020. 

Canada

Geneviève Comeau

Project Manager

Geneviève has been part of the team since August 2017.

Canada

Sidi Coulibaly

Support Team

Sidi has been part of the team since 2023.

Mali

Luisa Cubides

Volunteer Legal Advisor

Luisa has been part of the team since 2023.

El Salvador

Annie Dallaire

Financial Advisor/JGO System Manager

Annie has been part of the team since 2017.

Canada

Maria Del Pilar sanguino Reyes

Legal advisor

Maria has been part of the team since 2021.

Colombia

Biassoun Dembélé

Program, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Biassoun has been part of the team since September 2021.

Mali

Ann-Sophie Déry

Project Manager

Ann-Sophie has been part of the team since November 2017.

Canada

Elyse Desjardins

Program Director

Elyse has been part of the team since January 2016.

Canada

Elhadji Malick Diagne

Administration, Finance and Logistics Coordinator

Elhadji Malick has been part of the team since 2024.

Mali

Assitan Diakité

Gender Equality and Community Action Agent

Assitan has been part of the team since 2023.

Mali

Aminata Diallo

Accounting assistant

Aminata has been part of the team since 2023.

Aboubacar Diarra

Support Team

Aboubacar has been part of the team since 2022.

Mali

Jeanne Diarra

Program Agent

Jeanne has been part of the team since October 2019.

Mali

Ximena Díaz

Administration, Finance and Logistics Officer

Ximena has been part of the team since September 2021.

El Salvador

Cécile Ditsch

Executive assistant

Cécile has been part of the team since 2023.

Canada

Amadou Djiré

Senior Accountant

Amadou has been part of the team since 2022.

Mali

Mathilde Doucet

Legal Advisor

Mathilde has been part of the team since 2022.

Canada

Abdoulaye Doucoure

Project Coordinator

Abdoulaye has been part of the team since August 2017.

Mali

Gonzague Dupas

Development Advisor

Gonzague has been part of the team since May 2018.

France

Leslie Escobar

Logistic Agent

Leslie has been part of the team since 2023

El Salvador

Gabriela Eunice Estrada Jirón

Accountant

Gabriela Eunice has been part of the team since April 2018.

Guatemala

Aura Fernández

Legal Advisor

Aura has been part of the team since 2022.

Honduras

Christian Filip

Project Coordinator

Christian has been part of the team since 2018.

Colombia

Catherine Gadoury-Brun

Program Agent

Catherine has been part of the team since June 2021.

Canada

Racki Gakou

Communication and Advocacy Officer

Racki has been part of the team since August 2021.

Mali

Natalia Galindo

Legal Advisor

Natalia has been part of the team since 2022.

Colombia

Marlon Alexis Garcia Turcios

Logistics and Security Agent

Marlon Alexis has been part of the team since November 2018.

Honduras

Saša Glusac

Project Manager

Saša has been part of the team since May 2017.

Canada

Nicole González

Project Agent

Nicole has been part of the team since October 2019.

Guatemala

Richard Gorman

Project Manager

Richard has been part of the team since May 2018.

Canada

Moussa Bienvenu Haba

Legal Advisor

Moussa Bienvenu Haba has been part of the team since June 2021.

Canada

Zeinab Hamoud Traoré

Accounting assistant

Zeinab has been part of the team since March 2018. 

Mali

Marie-Eve Houde

Collaborative Management and Strategic Planning Coordinator

Marie-Eve has been part of the team since 2009.

Canada

Marie-Hélène Janvier

International Talent Mobilization Advisor

Marie-Hélène has been part of the team since December 2016.

Canada

Dramane Konaré

Volunteer communications and advocacy advisor

Dramane has been part of the team since 2024.

Mali

Noumouténin Konate

Administrative agent

Noumouténin has been part of the team since 2023.

Mali

Rodrigue Kossi Vosden

Support Team

Rodrigue has been part of the team since September 2015. 

Mali

Hortense Lafond

Program Agent

Hortense has been part of the team since April 2021.

Canada

Véronique Lamontagne

Executive Director

Véronique has been part of the team since 2024.

Canada

Andrée-Anne Laurin

Project Manager

Andrée-Anne has been part of the team since March 2019.

Canada

Caleb Lefèvre

Strategic Litigation Legal Expert

Caleb has been part of the team since 2022.

Haiti

Alex Lemieux

Communications Advisor

Alex has been part of the team since February 2020.

Canada

Claudia Lopez David

Director Guatemala

Claudia has been part of the team since March 2018.

Guatemala

Nicolas Louis

Support Team

Nicolas has been part of the team since October 2017.

Haiti

Karen Ludwig

Administrative agent

Karen has been part of the team since 2023.

Canada

Claire Magnoux

Legal Knowledge Management and Training Coordinator

Claire has been part of the team since February 2021. 

Canada

Amadou Maiga

Program agent

Amadou has been part of the team since 2024.

Hawoye Maiga

Program Agent

Hawoye has been part of the team since 2024.

Mali

Sophie Mailly

Project Manager

Sophie has been part of the team since September 2019.

Canada

Alejandra Martin

Volunteer legal advisor

Alejandra has been part of the team since 2022.

Colombia

Mélissande Masson Mélissande Masson

Mélissande Masson

Legal advisor

Mélissande joined the team in January 2024.

Canada

Ana Marcela Mencía del Cid

Administration, Finance and Logistics Coordinator

Ana Marcela has been part of the team since October 2018.

Honduras

Brian Menelet

Director Mali

Brian has been part of the team since 2023.

Mali

Marie-Philip Métivier

Legal Coordinator

Marie-Philip has been part of the team since August 2021. 

Haiti

Ferniel Michel

Legal Advisor

Ferniel has been part of the team since 2023.

Haiti

Josette Montmaitre

Support Team

Josette has been part of the team since October 2017.

Haiti

Sandrine Muir-Bouchard

Communications advisor

Sandrine joined the team in January 2023.

Canada

Jarol Orlando Navarro Forero

Accounting Analyst

Jarol has been part of the team since October 2020.

Canada

Otto Navarro

Legal Advisor - Protection and Transitional Justice

Guatemala

Claudia Nieto Anderson

Advocacy and Communications Officer

Claudia has been part of the team since 2021.

Honduras

Taïna Noster

Director Haiti

Taïna has been part of the team since October 2017.

Haiti

Paul Pérou

Safety Coordinator and Senior Logistician

Paul has been part of the team since 2023.

Myrlande Petit-Phar

Accounting Analyst

Myrlande has been part of the team since June 2022.

Canada

Luz Pocco

Accounting Analyst

Luz has been part of the team since May 2012.

Canada

Jessica Ramírez

Project agent

Jessica has been part of the team since June 2018.

Guatemala

Marcela Riaño Romero

Logistics and Administration Officer

Marcela has been part of the team since December 2020.

Colombia

Darwin Rivera

Regional Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer

Darwin has been part of the team since 2023.

Honduras

Humberto Rodriguez

Project Agent

Humberto has been part of the team since 2022.

Colombia

Paola Andrea Rojas B.

Administration, finance and logistics coordinator

Paola Andrea has been part of the team since 2018.

Colombia

Karine Ruel

Legal Affairs Director

Karine has been part of the team since June 2018.

Canada

Hugo Fernando Saidiza Peñuela

Legal Advisor

Hugo Fernando has been part of the team since May 2018.

Colombia

Cyntia Salim Lopez

Human Resources Officer

Cyntia has been part of the team since 2021.

Canada

Reina Salinas Martínez

Receptionist and Administrative Assistant

Reina has been part of the team since December 2018.

Honduras

Ana Elisa Samayoa

Legal Advisor

Ana Elisa has been part of the team since November 2019.

Guatemala

Kadidiatou Sidibe

Logistics agent

Kadidiatou has been part of the team 2022.

Mali

Alyson St-Pierre

Program Agent

Alyson has been part of the team since 2021.

Canada

Nicolas Torres Ramirez

Monitoring and Evaluation Agent

Nicolas has been part of the team since 2021.

Colombia

Barbara Trachsel

Africa Program Coordinator

Barbarahas been part of the team since June 2021. 

Canada

Mélanie Tremblay

Development Agent

Mélanie has been part of the team since December 2020.

Canada

Jennifer Esmeralda Tubac Ramírez

Administrative Assistant

Jennifer has been part of the team since May 2018.

Guatemala

María José Urquiza

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Agent

María José has been part of the team since 2023.

Honduras

Lucas Valderas Martos

Director Honduras

Lucas has been part of the team since July 2018.

Honduras

Estefanía Vargas Villabona

Volunteer Legal Advisor

Estefanía has been part of the team since October 2015.

El Salvador

Marlène Vasquez

Accounting Officer

Marlène has been part of the team since December 2019.

Canada

Donaldo Velásquez

Legal Advisor

Donaldo has been part of the team since 2023.

Honduras

Sofía Villalta

Project Manager

Sofía has been part of the team since 2023.

El Salvador

Dominic Voisard

Legal Coordinator

Dominic has been part of the team since July 2012.

Guatemala

Charlotte Volet

Program Agent

Charlotte has been part of the team since November 2020.

Canada

Diana Zambrano

Project Manager - Colombia

Diana has been part of the team since November 2020.

Canada

Wissam Zerkani

Human Resources Advisor

Wissam has been part of the team since 2023.

Canada