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The U of T Student Chapter of the International Commission of Jurists (“ICJ”) is a new club at the Faculty of Law. We will aim to create events, working groups and/or other initiatives for the U of T community that align with ICJ’s goals and values. We will also strive to foster dialogue on international human rights and the rule of law at the Faculty of Law.  

The ICJ is a leading international human rights NGO that focuses on advancing and protecting universally recognized human rights worldwide as well as the rule of law. The ICJ does so through relying on their legal expertise and engaging in litigation, educational efforts, and other advocacy efforts around the world. Some of the primary thematic areas that the ICJ focuses on globally are economic, social and cultural rights; sexual orientation and gender rights; the relationship between business and human rights; the independence of judges and lawyers; and the legal issues surrounding global security and civil liberties – among many others. The ICJ is one of the oldest international human rights organizations dating back to the 1950s and has enjoyed many successes throughout their existence. This includes their efforts to help create the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the International Criminal Court.  

As of September 2021, U of T joins several different Canadian law schools that have ICJ Student Chapters – including the Université de Montréal, Dalhousie University and the University of Ottawa.   

All students are welcome to become members of the U of T Chapter!       

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Please contact for more information or to join our mailing list. You can also visit the ICJ’s website at  and ICJ Canada’s website at