Adjunct Professor

Hilary Evans Cameron, B.A. (Hons) (McGill) 1998, LL.B. (Osgoode Hall) 2001, called to the Ontario Bar in 2003, SJD (University of Toronto) 2016. Dr. Cameron practiced refugee law for a decade, representing claimants before the Immigration and Refugee Board and the Federal Court. Her research explores decision-making in the refugee determination context with a focus on credibility assessment. She has published two articles on this topic in the International Journal of Refugee Law, and has also written on the right of Canadian children to challenge their parents’ deportations in Federal Court (UBC Law Review), on legal pedagogy (Journal of Law and Social Policy), and on the standard of judicial review (Canadian Journal of Administrative Law and Practice). The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees relies on her research, and recently invited her to Europe to participate in a UN Expert Roundtable on Credibility Determination. Her work has been included in an anthology of the “the finest scholarship available” in refugee law from the 1930s to the present, edited by James Hathaway, a leading authority in the field. Earlier this year, Dr. Cameron traveled to Sweden at the invitation of some of the world’s foremost cognitive psychologists to collaborate on a project aimed at improving fact-finding in the Swedish asylum system. She is currently a Visiting Associate at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Ethics, where she is working on a book about the law of fact-finding in refugee status decision-making. Contact: hilaryevans.cameron@mail.utoronto.ca