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Pascal Paradis is one of the three founding members of Lawyers Without Borders Canada (LWBC), an international NGO whose mission is to support the defence of human rights for the most vulnerable through the reinforcement of access to justice and legal representation. He acts as LWBC’s Executive Director since 2005.
Recognised lawyer, he has managed or participated in numerous international cooperation projects in the field of justice and human rights in various regions of the world, with a focus on Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa. He developed an expertise in front line justice projects which contribute to the respect and implementation of the fundamental rights of persons in situation of vulnerability through national, regional and international justice mechanisms. He has presided or presented numerous conferences in Canada, the United States, Latin America and in Africa on access to justice, international law, human rights and international arbitration.