Errol Mendes

Errol Mendes is a Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa and an advisor to governments, civil society groups, and the United Nations, where he assisted in the development of the UN Global Compact. Born in Kenya, Errol obtained his Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Exeter, England and his Master of Laws degree from the University of Illinois. He currently serves as Human Rights Commissioner in Ontario, and has previously acted as a human rights Tribunal adjudicator in Canada, as well as serving as a Visiting Professional at the International Criminal Court. His areas of expertise include constitutional law, international law and human rights law and policy. He is the author, co-author, or editor of six books in his area of expertise, including most recently “The Court of Last Resort; Peace and Justice at the International Criminal Court.”