Authors | Auteurs et Auteures

Current RightsWatch Volunteers include:

Larissa Campbell

Larissa Campbell

Larissa Campbell is a first year student at Robson Hall Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba. She holds a Bachelor of Science with a Biological Focus from the University of Manitoba. Larissa is particularly interested in engaging her community in legal problems and advocating the importance of both environmental and human rights issues to the public. Outside of academia, Larissa enjoys playing piano, working on fitness goals, and spending time with her family and puppy

Joie Chow

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Joie is a first-year law student at the University of Toronto. Prior to studying law, she completed a dual degree in Medical Sciences and Business from the University of Western Ontario. In her spare time, Joie can be found outdoors playing with her dog, Coconut. 

Lisa Dahlke

Lisa Dahlke

Lisa Dahlke is a first year law student at the University of Calgary. Lisa’s undergraduate degree focused on Spanish language and literature with a minor in sociology. She enjoys keeping up with current events, especially domestic and international politics. Outside of school, she takes care of her cat, bunny, and many terrariums filled with exotic frogs and fish. 

Sid Djahlat


Sid is a first-generation Algerian-Canadian law student at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law. Before studying Civil Law at Ottawa, he attended McGill University where he pursued courses in the disciplines of International Development and World Islamic & Middle-Eastern Studies. He has a passion for environmental law, as well as for constitutional and international law. In his spare time (when law school permits it), he enjoys hiking and collecting plants.

 Harman Dosanjh

Harman Dosanjh

Harman Dosanjh is a first year law student at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Ontario. Prior to commencing at Osgoode Hall, she completed her Hons. B.A. at York University in Political Science with a focus in International Relations. Harman’s academic interests include diversity and minority rights issues in Canada, as well as international conflict. In her free time, Harman dabbles in photography and creative writing. She also taught and competed as a professional bhangra dancer for more than ten years.

 Amelie Gravel

Amélie Gravel est en deuxième année du Baccalauréat en droit à l’UQAM. Elle travaille dans le milieu juridique depuis plusieurs années en tant que parajuriste. Elle s’intéresse particulièrement aux domaines de droit public, notamment au droit pénal et et au droit administratif.

 Nikita Gush

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Nikita Gush is a third year student at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.  Nikita is interested in law that contains a human dynamic, which is why she finds individual liberties and human rights issues engaging. Some highlights of Nikita’s time in law school include attending the ‘Canadian Council on International Law Conference’ in Ottawa, and travelling to Beijing to attend the ‘summer program in law’ at the China University of Political Science and Law this past summer.

Sally Han







My name is Sally Han and I am a first year law student at the University of Manitoba. My hobbies outside of school include basketball and photography. Thank you for reading!

Afifa Hashimi

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Afifa is a first year law student at the University of Victoria. She holds an Honours Political Science B.A. from Simon Fraser University and is enthusiastic about pursuing her passion for social justice and human rights through legal work.

Hana Kazmi

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Hana Kazmi has completed a degree in Civil Law at the University of Ottawa and is currently a J.D. Candidate at the University of Ottawa. Prior to her involvement with the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Hana interned at various levels of the Federal Government including the Office of the Prime Minister and the Office of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. Hana’s primary interests lie in Privacy Law, Technology Law and Criminal Law. She hopes to use her legal education to increase access to justice amongst minority groups.

Kevin Kok

Kevin is a JD candidate at the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Law. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from King’s University College and a Master’s in Philosophy from the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven). His legal interests are in constitutional law, criminal law, and religious freedom. In his spare time, he plays two musical instruments, writes about heavy metal music, makes sure not to skip leg day, and finds delight in Ontario’s wide array of craft beers.

Diana Koutrouliotis

Diana Koutrouliotis

Diana Koutrouliotis is a first-year law student at the University of Saskatchewan.  She earned a Master of Arts in Political Science from York University where her research focused on health politics and policy.  Some of her main legal interests lie in the areas of environmental, health, labour, and intellectual property law.  Outside of school, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family, friends, and her two dogs in Toronto.

 Gabriel Morin


J’ai 19 ans et je viens de la région de Québec. Je suis actuellement en première année de droit civil à l’université d’Ottawa.  Les libertés civiles sont un sujet important de notre actualité, laissez-moi vous faire savoir ce que j’en pense.

 Hana Marku

Hana Marku

Hana Marku is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. She is a writer, editor and researcher. Her work primarily focuses on issues of gender equality, transitional justice and collective memory. She holds an MA in Communication & Culture from York University.

 Lee Ann Paquette Démézier

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Lee Ann Paquette Démézier est une élève de première année de la Section de droit civil de l’Université d’Ottawa. Précédemment, elle a fait son parcours au Cégep dans le domaine du monde et des enjeux contemporains. Ses intérêts scolaires incluent les droits humains, le droit des femmes et le droit des peuples autochtones. La photographie, la musique, cuisiner, voyager et les activités en plein-air sont ses passions en dehors du cadre scolaire.

Malaya Powers

Malaya Powers

Malaya is a second year law student at McGill University’s Faculty of Law. She holds a BA-Honours in Political Science from McGill University. Particular legal interests of hers include reforming the criminal justice system, using the law to advance gender equality and improving advocacy for those who believe they have been wrongfully convicted. She also enjoys talking politics, law/crime shows and dogs. 

Upashna Ray

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My name is Upashna Ray and I am a first year law student at Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University. I have an Hons. B.A. in Political Science and French from the University of Toronto. I am interested in human rights, international law, and international relations. In my spare time, I love to read and spend time with my family. I hope to use my legal education to increase access to education around the world.

Kyle Roberts

Kyle Roberts

Kyle Roberts is a first year law student at the University of Alberta. Before attending law school he completed a bachelor of arts in the fields of psychology and philosophy. His legal interests include civil liberties, constitutional law, and privacy rights. In his spare time Kyle likes to read science fiction, play table-top games, and play guitar.

Amelia Roth

Amelia Roth
Amelia Roth is a second year law student at the University of Ottawa, Common Law Faculty. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of British Columbia. Her civil liberties interests include prisoners’ rights, privacy, and sex workers’ rights.

Jennifer Rogers

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Jennifer is a first year law student at McGill University’s Faculty of Law. She holds a BA in French and Russian Language and Literature from the University of Alberta. Prior to attending law school she worked with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton assisting individuals facing access to justice issues in Alberta courts. Her particular areas of interest include access to justice and advocating for inmates’ rights in Canadian prisons.

Julia Sande

Julia Sande is a first year student at the Allard School of Law at UBC. She is interested in understanding and engaging with the ways in which the law can be used to achieve social justice. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, hiking, travelling and heading home to Calgary to visit friends and family.

Myriam Saumur

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Myriam Saumur est en troisième année du Baccalauréat en droit de l’UQAM. Précédemment, elle a complété le programme d’histoire et civilisation du cégep du Vieux Montréal et a été bénévole pour la clinique juridique de l’UQAM pendant 2 ans. Myriam s’intéresse particulièrement au droit criminel et constitutionnel ainsi qu’à la protection de la jeunesse. L’accès à la justice, le droit des femmes et les enjeux de discrimination lui tiennent également à cœur.

Myra Sivaloganathan


Myra is a J.D. candidate at the University of Windsor. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy from McGill University, and an M.A. in Buddhist Studies from McMaster University. Prior to law school, she worked as an NGO consultant and foreign policy researcher in Sri Lanka. Her legal interests include international and immigration law. Myra currently works as an activist for the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers, and an editor for the Ontario Council for International Cooperation.

Kayla Smith

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Kayla Smith joined the CCLA as a legal intern where she completes her Social Justice Fellowship. She is also a graduate of the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Public Administration and now furthers her studies at Windsor Law as a second-year student. You can reach her on  LinkedIn.

Maia Stevenson


Maia Stevenson is currently in her second year at McGill’s Faculty of Law. She obtained an undergraduate degree in interdisciplinary studies from McMaster University. Maia is interested in a variety of areas of law including privacy, surveillance, Internet law, and more generally, the way technology changes society. She is also passionate about food sustainability & small-scale farming, Lake Superior, and being outdoors.

Francois Sylvestre

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Je commence ma deuxième année en droit. Je suis impliqué dans beaucoup de projets, notamment sur l’exécutif du journal étudiant de la Faculté de droit, Le Pigeon dissident. Au niveau académique, les sujets qui me passionnent par dessus tout sont le droit constitutionnel, le droit international, les droits linguistiques et les libertés civiles (en droit pénal et en droit des technologies, notamment). .

Dylan Williams

Dylan Williams is a second-year law student at the University of British Columbia, who is interested in public law and policy issues in Canada. He is particularly focused on criminal law, civil liberties, and social policy. In his free time, Dylan enjoys creative writing and landscape photography.

Nicholas Yanakis

Nicholas Yanakis

Nicholas Yanakis est un étudiant de troisième année au baccalauréat en droit à l’Université de Montréal. Ses intérêts sont principalement orientés vers les enjeux de primauté du droit, de constitutionnalisme et de libertés individuelles.