Curriculum Vitae


1984 – 2014 Criminal Law, Quebec Bar Association
2009 – 2014 Lead Counsel for M. Ildephonse Nizeyimana, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)
2013 Judge at the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal
2011 – 2012 Senior Counsel for M. Mohammed Hussein Ali, International Criminal Court (ICC), Kenya file
2010 Instructor: Training for defence counsel at the ICC
2002 – 2009 Lead Counsel for M. Protais Zigiranyirazo, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)
1998 – 2001 Lead Counsel for M. Jean Paul Akayesu on Appeal, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)
1997 Expert Witness in International Law and Human Rights Law
1992 Member of the Jury for the International War Crimes Tribunal, New York, 28-29 February 1992 (the first War on Irak)
1984 Teacher of Law in the Night School, Vanier College
1974 – 1986 Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, Vanier College
1976 – 1980 Vice-President of the Vanier College Teachers Association, local and national negotiations, application of collective agreements, arbitrations, Member of the Federal Bureau of the Fédération nationale des enseignants et enseignantes québécois


1987-91 Spanish Language and Literature
1984 École du Barreau du Québec
1983 LL.B. Université de Montréal
1973 M.A. (History), University of Toronto
1969-70 Ph.D. Studies in Mathematics, Oxford University
1969 M.Sc. in Statistics, Sussex University, Brighton, U.K.
1968 B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics, University of Toronto


Barreau du Québec, 1984 to present
American Association of Jurists (AAJ), Secretary General, 1994-1997, Associate Secretary General, 1997 – 2000, Member of AAJ Consultative Counsel from 2013
Association des avocats de la défense de Montréal
Association of Defence Counsel (ADC), International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, (ICTY) Member, 2004-2012
Association of Defence Counsel (ADAD)  at the International Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), Advisor on Legal Affairs from 2004 then President beginning in 2012


Author and Speaker, Conference organiser – Academic articles and Presentations in International Criminal Law 1995-2012
Organisation of Colloquia in Criminal Law and Immigration Law. 1995-1997
Co-translation of the book by Professor P.-A. Côté, French to English, “Interprétation des lois”, Les Éditions Yvon Blais, 1982, (500 pages).

Working Languages: English, French, Spanish Date and Place of Birth, November 26, 1946, Port Arthur (Ontario), Canada © 2013 John Philpot