Macklin, Audrey

University of Toronto

Audrey Macklin (BSc. (Alberta), LLB (Toronto), LLM (Yale) is Professor of Law at the University of Toronto and Chair in Human Rights Law. She teaches, researches and writes in the  area of migration and citizenship law, gende, multiculturalism, and business and human rights. She is co-author of The Governance Gap: Extractive Industries, Human Rights, and the Home State Advantage (London: Routledge: 2014) and the Canadian text,

Immigration and Refugee Law: Cases, Materials and Commentary, 2nd Edition (Toronto: Emond Montgomery, forthcoming). She has published articles in many peer reviewed journals, including the International Journal of Refugee Law, the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, Human Rights Quarterly, Theoretical Inquiries in Law, Columbia Journal of Law and Human Rights, European Journal of Law and Migration, Law and Social Politics, and International Migration Review.

She has also contributed to several edited book collections. From 1994-96, Professor Macklin was a Member of the Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board, where she adjudicated refugee claims.  From 2007 to the present, Professor Macklin has been involved in the case of Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen detained by the United States at Guantànamo Bay for ten years. In that capacity, she was an observer for Human Rights Watch at the Military Commission proceedings in  Guantànamo Bay, and represented Human Rights Watch as amicus before the Supreme Court of Canada in two Khadr appeals. Professor Macklin is a founding member of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers, and is involved in public interest litigation defending the human rights of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants.