Gail Davidson | Board of Directors

Gail Davidson is a legal activist working to promote understanding of and compliance with international human rights and humanitarian law and to oppose and seek remedies for violations through advocacy, research and education. She is the founder and executive director of LRWC and was co-founder of Lawyers against the War. The hundreds of communications about international human rights law written, co-authored and edited by Gail include: amicus briefs to the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights and to domestic courts in Turkey, Canada, Cambodia, Thailand, Turkey and Viet Nam; reports and complaints to many monitoring bodies of the United Nations and the UN Human Rights Council.  She has spoken, made presentations and organized education events in Cameroon, Canada, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the Philippines and Germany. In recognition of her advocacy, Gail received the UBC Great Trekker Award (UBC Alma Mater Society 2004), the Courage in Law Award (UBC Indigenous Law Students’ Association, 2013) and was appointed as the Grace MacInnis Visiting Scholar by the Simon Fraser University Institute for the Humanities in 2016. She is a (retired status) member of the Law Society of BC.