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Professor Stephen Toope

Full Title: Professor Stephen Toope
Category: Honorary Benchers
Bench Call Date: 17.10.2017

Stephen J. Toope is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. Former Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2015.


Previously President of the University of British Columbia, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and Dean of Law at McGill University, Stephen also served as Law Clerk to the Rt. Hon. Brian Dickson of the Supreme Court of Canada, and as Chair of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances.


He co-authored Legitimacy and Legality in International Law: An Interactional Account with Jutta Brunnée which won the American Society of International Law’s 2011 Certificate of Merit for Creative Scholarship.



Stephen publishes in leading international journals on international dispute resolution, international environmental law, human rights, the use of force, and international legal theory, and has lectured at leading universities around the globe.