Maureen Webb | Board of Directors

Maureen Webb is a labour, human rights and constitutional lawyer. She is the author of Coding Democracy: How Hackers Are Disrupting Power, Surveillance and Authoritarianism published in 2020 by The MIT Press, and of Illusions of Security: Global Surveillance and Democracy in the Post 9-11 World (San Francisco: City Lights, 2007). Maureen has been invited to speak in many venues, including Chatham House, Virtual Futures, the Oxford Literary Festival, the Front Line club, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and the World Affairs Council of California. She’s served on the LRWC board for many years, organizing an international project in Cameroon, and participating in a special lecture series with Claire L’Heureux Dube and Marjorie Cohn, among other things. She’s litigated human rights cases in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., written many published pieces on human rights issues, spoken widely in the media, testified before Parliamentary committees, and taught comparative national security law at UBC law school. An article she wrote on the Canadian Anti-terrorism Act was cited extensively in the trial judgment in R. v. Khawaja.