Kent Roach

Kent Roach is Professor of Law and Prichard-Wilson Chair of Law and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. He is the author of twelve books, including Constitutional Remedies in Canada (winner of the Owen Prize); Due Process and Victims’ Rights (shortlisted for the Donner Prize), The Supreme Court on Trial (same); (with Robert J. Sharpe) Brian Dickson: A Judge’s Journey (winner of the Dafoe Prize) and The 9/11 Effect: Comparative Counter-Terrorism (winner of the Mundell Medal) as well as the "Criminal Law and Charter" volumes in Irwin Law’s Essentials series. Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2002, he was one of four academics awarded a Trudeau Fellowship in 2013. He worked on the Maher Arar and Air India Commissions. Professor Roach has represented Aboriginal and civil liberties groups in over a dozen cases at the Supreme Court of Canada and is a board member of CCLA.