Kathleen Mahoney

Kathleen Mahoney resides in Calgary and has been a Professor of Law at the University of Calgary for 35 years specializing in Torts, Human Rights, Humanitarian Law, Women's Rights, and Judicial Development. She has authored numerous papers and organized collaborative international projects. She has appeared as counsel in leading Supreme Court of Canada cases and was counsel for Bosnia Herzegovina in their genocide action in the International Court of Justice. She also led a five-year project on judicial development in Vietnam and was a member of a law reform mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Kathleen joined the Board of Directors in 2012. She was Chair of the Board of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development for six years. She was a founder of the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund and is an expert advisor to the Interaction Council, an organization of former heads of state. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Trudeau Fellow, a Fulbright Fellow among many other distinctions and honors.

She was the Chief Negotiator for the Assembly of First Nations for the Residential School Settlement Agreement, and was a major architect of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She led the negotiations for the historic apology from the Canadian Parliament and from Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican for injustices to Aboriginal peoples.