Anne Levesque

La longue lutte vers l’égalité réelle pour les enfants des Premières Nations
Tuesday, 21 January 2020 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
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Anne Levesque will present an overview of the human rights complaint from the First Nations Child and Family Support Society of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations that led to a historic victory in 2016 that affirms the equality rights of more than 165,000 Aboriginal children.  It will then address barriers to the implementation of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal's orders.

 

Anne Levesque has been an Assistant Professor in the French Common Law Program (PCLF) since 2019. Her research and publications focus on human rights and public interest litigation.

After studying law at the PCLF, she obtained a master's degree in international human rights from Oxford University in 2016 where she studied with the generous support of the Alma-Baxter Ricard Foundation. Anne was called to the Ontario Bar in 2008 and practiced human rights in private practice and a community legal clinic. It asserts the rights of its clients before several administrative tribunals, courts in all jurisdictions across Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada, and international and regional human rights bodies.  She is one of the lawyers who volunteers to represent the First Nations Child and Family Support Society of Canada.