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

See other important dates See other important dates

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.

Fannie Lafontaine

Board Member

Fannie is a professor and Canada Research Chair in International Criminal Justice and Human Rights at Laval University.

Lise Tremblay

Board Member

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

Lisa Oldring

Board Member

Lisa is the Law and Policy Advisor for Stop Ecocide Canada and the Vice-Chair of the Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley.

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.

Miguel Baz

Member

Miguel is CBC/Radio-Canada’s Vice-President, Legal Services, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

Select a country

All

Benin

Canada

Colombia

El Salvador

France

Guatemala

Haiti

Honduras

Mali

Salvador

Miguel Ángel Amador Flores

Accounting Agent

Miguel Ángel has been part of the team since May 2021.

Honduras

Laëtitia Amiot

Philanthropy, Partnerships and Administration Agent

Laëtitia has been part of the team since April 2021.

Canada

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 Advisor

Caroline has been part of the team since October 2015.

Canada

Lilliam Arrieta Carsana

Director El Salvador

Lilliam has been part of the team since July 2021.

El Salvador

Emmanuelle Audet-Boucher

Programs and corporate affairs Director

Emmanuelle has been part of the team since August 2011.

Canada

Marlyatou Bah

Accounting Analyst

Marlyatou has been part of the team since January 2021.

Canada

Lominy Baptiste

Support Team

Lominy has been part of the team since November 2020.

Haiti

Arlette Barahona

Legal Advisor

Arlette has been part of the team since 2018.

El Salvador

Nathaly Barreto

Volunteer legal advisor

Nathaly has been part of the team since 2022.

Colombia

Olympe Baudoin

Partnership and Philanthropic Development Coordinator and Executive Assistant

Olympe has been part of the team since April 2016.

Canada

Marilyn Berdugo

Logistics Officer

Marilyn has been part of the ASFC team since November 2021.

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

Isabelle Boisvert-Chastenay

Gender Equality Advisor

Isabelle has been part of the team since September 2021.

Canada

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

Project Manager

Isabelle has been part of the team since June 2018.

Canada

Geneviève Bourgault

Financial Analyst

Geneviève has been part of the team since January 2018.

Canada

Jodherson Cadet

Advocacy and Communication Agent

Jodherson has been part of the team since May 2021.

Haiti

Rokiya Camara-Diarra

Volunteer Legal Advisor

Rokiya has been part of the team since 2022.

Benin

Emma Charles

Administration, Accounting and Logistics Technician

Emma has been part of the team since 2022.

Haiti

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

Annie Dallaire

Financial Analyst

Annie has been part of the team since August 2018.

Canada

Maria Del Pilar sanguino Reyes

Legal advisor

Maria has been part of the team since 2021.

Colombia

Biassoun Dembélé

Program, Monitoring and Evaluation Agent

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

Hugues Fils Deshauteur

Administration, Finance and Logistics Coordinator

Hugues has been part of the team since June 2017.

Haiti

Jacques Simon Desilorme

Head of Finance

Jacques Simon has been part of the team since 2022.

Haiti

Elyse Desjardins

Latin America Program Coordinator

Elyse has been part of the team since January 2016.

Canada

Olritch Destiné

Support Team

Olritch has been part of the team since november 2020.

Haiti

Jeanne Diarra

Program Agent

Jeanne has been part of the team since October 2019.

Mali

Moussokoye Diarra

Logistic Agent

Moussokoye has been part of the team since 2022.

Mali

Indira Díaz

Legal Advisor

Indira has been part of the team since November 2021.

Honduras

Ximena Díaz

Administration, Finance and Logistics Officer

Ximena has been part of the team since September 2021.

El Salvador

Gérald Dimanche

Logistician

Gérald has been part of the team since June 2017.

Haiti

Amadou Djiré

Senior Accountant

Amadou has been part of the team since 2022.

Mali

Abdoulaye Doucoure

Project Coordinator

Abdoulaye has been part of the team since August 2017.

Mali

Gonzague Dupas

Consultant

Gonzague has been part of the team since May 2018.

France

Rosantha Duvert Magloire

Administration and Finance Agent

Rosantha has been part of the team since September 2018. 

Haiti

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 May 2022.

Honduras

Christian Filip

Project Coordinator

Christian has been part of the team since 2018.

Colombia

Christian Filip

Project Coordinator

Christian has been part of the team since 2018.

Colombia

Appolinaire Fotso

Project Manager

Appolinaire has been part of the team since February 2018.

Canada

Frédérique Fournier

Program Agent

Frédérique has been part of the team since December 2020.

Canada

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

Logistician

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

Robert Goita

Support Team

Robert has been part of the team since 2022.

Mali

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

Antoine Grondin Couture

Legal Advisor

Antoine has been part of the team since May 2022.

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

Claudia Hernández

Project Agent

Claudia has been part of the team since October 2018. 

El Salvador

Marie-Eve Houde

Collaborative Management and Strategic Planning Coordinator

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

Canada

Marie-Hélène Janvier

Head of Volunteer Cooperation Program and Security

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

Canada

Ronald Alandre Jean-Louis

Monitoring and Evaluation Agent

Ronald has been part of the team since November 2019.

Haiti

Rodrigue Kossi Vosden

Support Team

Rodrigue has been part of the team since September 2015. 

Mali

Marie-Claude Lacroix

Legal Advisor

Marie-Claude has been part of the team since October 2022.

Mali

Hortense Lafond

Program Agent

Hortense has been part of the team since April 2021.

Canada

Andrée-Anne Laurin

Project Manager

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

Canada

Landy Leconte

Gender Equality Agent

Landy has been part of the team since July 2019.

Haiti

Alex Lemieux

Communications Advisor

Alex has been part of the team since February 2020.

Canada

Josée Lemire

Development Director

Josée has been part of the team since May 2021.

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

Teresa Macario Algua

Legal Advisor

Teresa has been part of the team since March 2019.

Guatemala

Claire Magnoux

Legal Knowledge Management and Training Coordinator

Claire has been part of the team since February 2021. 

Canada

Hawoye Maïga

Program Agent

Hawoye has been part of the team since September 2021.

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

Sophie Masson

Volunteer legal advisor

Sophie has been part of the team since October 2021.

Christian Maysonnave

Project Agent

Christian has been part of the team since June 2019.

Honduras

Ana Marcela Mencía del Cid

Administration, Finance and Logistics Coordinator

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

Honduras

Marie-Philip Métivier

Legal Coordinator

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

Haiti

Océane Mlanao

Volunteer Legal Advisor

Océane has been part of the team since February 2022.

Mali

Josette Montmaitre

Support Team

Josette has been part of the team since October 2017.

Haiti

Nelly Moreno

Legal Advisor

Nelly has been part of the team since May 2020.

Honduras

Gabriel Morin

Human Resources Advisor

Gabriel has been part of the team since March 2019.

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

Marie Marthe Nicolas

Legal Advisor

Marie Marthe has been part of the team since June 2018.

Haiti

Claudia Nieto Anderson

Communications and Advocacy Agent

Claudia has been part of the team since September 2021.

Honduras

Taïna Noster

Senior Advocacy and Communications Officer

Taïna has been part of the team since October 2017.

Haiti

Roberto Javier Ochoa Flores

Support Team

Roberto has been part of the team since 2020.

Honduras

Pascal Paradis

Executive Director

Pascal has been the Executive Director since 2005.

Canada

Isadora Paz Taboada

Monitoring and Evaluation Agent

Isadora has been part of the team since October 2020.

Honduras

Gaël Pétillon

Director Haiti

Gaël has been part of the team since March 2012.

Haiti

Myrlande Petit-Phar

Accounting Analyst

Myrlande has been part of the team since June 2022.

Canada

Brigitte Julieth Pinzón Rojas

Accounting Technician

Brigitte Julieth has been part of the team since 2022.

Colombia

Luz Pocco

Accounting Analyst

Luz has been part of the team since May 2012.

Canada

Paul Rachelet

Support Team

Paul has been part of the team since October 2017.

Haiti

Jessica Ramírez

Project agent

Jessica has been part of the team since June 2018.

Guatemala

Helida Ramos

Legal advisor

Helida has been on the team since October 2021.

Guatemala

Amandine Renaud

Event Advisor

Amandine has been part of the team since November 2018.

Canada

María del Mar Reyes Hincapié

Volunteer Legal Advisor

María del Mar is part of the team since July 2022

El Salvador Salvador

Marcela Riaño Romero

Logistics and Administration Officer

Marcela has been part of the team since December 2020.

Colombia

Marcela Riaño Romero

Logistics and Administration Officer

Marcela has been part of the team since 2020.

Colombia

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

Paola Rojas Bermudez

Administration, finance and logistics coordinator

Paola has been part of the team since October 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

Hugo Fernando Saidiza Peñuela

Legal advisor

Hugo Fernando has been part of the team since 2018.

Colombia

Cyntia Salim Lopez

Human Resources Technician

Cyntia has been part of the team since Abril 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

Crispin Sangara Bahiziré

Volunteer Legal Advisor

Crispin has been part of the team since July 2022.

Mali

Cheick Oumar Sangare

Support Team

Cheick has been part of the team since October 2018.

Mali

María del Pilar Sanguino Reyes

Legal Advisor

María has been part of the team since April 2021. 

Colombia

Abdon Shabani Ntasharha

Volunteer Legal Advisor

Abdon has been part of the team since February 2022.

Mali

Kadidiatou Sidibe

Administrative Agent

Kadidiatou has been part of the team 2022

Mali

Marie-Josée Simard

Finance Coordinator

Marie-Josée has been part of the team since August 2014.

Canada

Valentina Sincère

Legal Advisor

Valentina has been part of the team since June 2018.

Haiti

Épiphanie Tankeu

Administration, Logistics and IT Officer

Épiphanie has been part of the team since October 2019.

Canada

Sonny Tatatsiresy

administrative, financial and logistics coordinator

Sonny has been part of the team since September 2021.

Mali

Korka Témé

Accounting Assistant

Korka has been part of the team since June 2015. 

Mali

Julia Tétrault-Provencher

Legal Advisor

Julia has been part of the team since December 2021.

Canada

Jean Robens Theagène

Project Agent

Jean has been part of the team since November 2020.

Haiti

Bruno Thériault

Human Resources and Organizational Development Director

Bruno has been part of the team since October 2019.

Canada

Nicolas Torres Ramirez

Monitoring and Evaluation Agent

Nicolas has been part of the team since 2022.

Colombia

Nicolás Torres

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Member of the team since February 2021

Barbara Trachsel

Africa Program Coordinator

Barbarahas been part of the team since June 2021. 

Canada

Moussa Traoré

Program Agent

Moussa has been part of the team since August 2021.

Mali

Mélanie Tremblay

Development Agent

Mélanie has been part of the team since December 2020.

Canada

Philippe Tremblay

Sr Attorney

Philippe has been part of the team since 2009.

Canada

Jennifer Esmeralda Tubac Ramírez

Administrative Assistant

Jennifer has been part of the team since May 2018.

Guatemala

Gabrielle Turford

Volunteer legal advisor

Gabrielle has been part of the team since February 2022. 

Mali

Lucas Valderas Martos

Director Honduras

Lucas has been part of the team since July 2018.

Honduras

Estefanía Vargas Villabona

Legal Coordinator

Estefanía has been part of the team since October 2015.

Colombia

Estefania Vargas Villabona

Legal Coordinator

Estefania has been part of the team since 2015.

Colombia

Marlène Vasquez

Accounting Technician

Marlène has been part of the team since December 2019.

Canada

Sebastián Vielmas

Communications Advisor

Sebastián has been part of the team since September 2021.

Canada

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

Diana has been part of the team since November 2020.

Canada

    Partners Without Borders

    Program Partners

    Main Partners

    Sponsoring Partners

    Services Partners