Director, International Human Rights Program
International Human Rights Program
78 Queens Park, Toronto, ON, M5S 2C5 Room: FL419
Tel.: 416-946-8229

Sandra is a Canadian-trained international human rights lawyer who has advocated and litigated for over a decade. For five years, Sandra worked as a lawyer with the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), leading its work seeking accountability of foreign actors for emblematic international human and environmental rights violations in Haiti. Prior to joining IJDH, Sandra worked with the UN in Cambodia prosecuting surviving members of the Khmer Rouge regime. She also spent a year in South Africa at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry working alongside the late Advocate George Bizos SC, long-time lawyer of the late Nelson Mandela, to secure reparations for victims. Sandra received her undergraduate degree from University of Toronto, her JD from the University of Windsor, and a Master of Laws in Advanced Studies in Public International Law, with a specialisation in corporate accountability, from Leiden University. After completing her JD, Sandra articled with Gowling WLG. She works in both official languages.