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Christopher Campbell-Duruflé is an Assistant Professor at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law at Toronto Metropolitan University. His work focuses on the role of international law in responding to some of the most pressing challenges of our time. He has published on the negotiation of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, appeared before the Canadian Senate during the study the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act, and supported discrimination and Indigenous rights litigation within the Inter-American system.

Prior to joining the Lincoln Alexander School of Law, Campbell-Duruflé was a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cambridge with Professor Jorge Viñuales. This fellowship is among the most competitive postdoctoral awards offered by the Government of Canada to scholars who have a record of research excellence and leadership. He remains active as C-EENRG Fellow and member of the C-EENRG Research Series editorial team.

Campbell-Duruflé regularly contributes to legal journals (Climate Law, Carbon & Climate Law Review), edited books (Cambridge University Press, Edward Elgar, Routledge), and conferences regarding his areas of interests. He was a member of the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency’s technical working group on assessing sustainable development impacts. Committed to teaching and clinical education, he participated in launching the Climate Law & Governance Specialization Course offered yearly during the United Nations climate negotiations, was Academic Supervisor for the Community Research Partnership in Ethics at the University of Toronto, and Supervising Lawyer for the International Clinic for the Defense of Human Rights at Université du Québec à Montréal.

A graduate of the University of Toronto, McGill University, and the University of Notre Dame, Campbell-Duruflé clerked for the former Chief Justice of the Quebec Court of Appeal (J.J. Michel Robert) and worked at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, D.C. and for Lawyers Without Borders Canada in Colombia. He serves on the legal committee of the Centre québécois du droit de l’environnement, was judge at the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition and provided strategic litigation trainings in Guatemala, Honduras, and Jamaica. His profile is part of the Human Rights Defenders exhibit at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg.

C-EENRG Fellow
Assistant Professor, Lincoln Alexander School of Law, Toronto Metropolitan University
Christopher Campbell-Duruflé

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