Biography

Irwin Cotler
Honorary Chair
Member of Parliament (Canada)

Irwin Cotler is a Canadian Member of Parliament, a former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and a Professor of Law at McGill University, Canada (on leave). An international human rights lawyer, Professor Cotler has served as Counsel to former prisoners of conscience in the former Soviet Union (Andrei Sakharov & Nathan Sharansky), South Africa (Nelson Mandela), Latin America (Jacobo Timmerman), and Asia (Trade Union Leader Muchtar Pakpahan), among others.