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2013 Winner Paul Champ

Paul Champ

Paul Champ is an Ottawa-based litigation lawyer who focuses on human rights, employment, labour, and public interest law. His commitment to the protection of civil liberties and fundamental human rights is reflected in his work with groups such as First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, Amnesty International, and the Pictou Landing Health Centre.

He was awarded the 2013 Walter S. Tarnopolsky Award for outstanding contribution to the field of human rights on November 13, 2013. Nearly 70 people gathered for the presentation and reception held on the 12th floor of the Desmarais Building on the University of Ottawa campus. The presentation was made by Philippe Dufresne, President of ICJ Canada.

Mr. Champ spoke eloquently and frankly on the challenges for access to justice and human rights in Canada from a practitioner’s perspective. His full address may be viewed below.