Practical information

  • LL.M., University of Montreal | 2005
  • B.C.L., McGill University | 1991
  • LL.B., McGill University | 1991
  • Studies in Political Science, International Schiller University, Paris, France | 1985
Professional affiliations and community involvement
  • Member of the Access to Justice in the English Language Committee, Montreal Bar | Since 2023
  • Candidate, Federal Elections, Riding of Ville-Marie—Le-Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Soeurs | 2015
  • Member of the International Association of Lawyers (UIA) | 2009-2012
  • Founding member of Montreal women’s advisory board, Conseil des Montréalaises | 2004-2006
Conferences and publications

Allison has a master’s degree in international law, published peer-reviewed articles in international journals and has been invited to present at numerous universities and international law conferences.

  • Publication: An ICTR Witness Protection Legacy, African Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, University of Johannesburg, South Africa (2013)
  • Publication: Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (Art. 70), Code of International Criminal Law and Procedure, Annotated, Larcier Law Annotated 2013, Brussels, Belgium (2013)
  • Publication: Tribunal Ambivalence and Rwanda’s Rejection of Functional Immunity for the ICTR Defence, “Revue québécoise de droit international”, Special Edition (2010)
  • Conference: Sexual Violence as a Weapon of War, Panelist, School of Community and Public Affairs and Political Science Student Association, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec (2016)
  • Conference: An ICTR Witness Protection Legacy, presentation, Legacy Conference of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Madibeng Council Chambers, University of Johannesburg, South Africa (2013)
  • Conference: Representing Persons Accused of Atrocities, Canadian Centre for International Justice, Continuing Legal Education, University of Ottawa, Law Faculty, Ottawa, Ontario (2012)
  • Conference: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about the ICTR from the Defence Perspective (But Were Afraid to Ask), Lecture, Hans and Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in International Law Series of Lectures and Activities, McGill Faculty of Law, Montreal, Quebec (2011)
  • Conference: International Criminal Justice and the Role of the Defence, Continuing Legal Education, Canadian Centre for International Justice, Montreal and Ottawa (2010-2011)
  • Conference: Integrity in the Administration of Justice at the ICTR, Presentation, International Association of Lawyers Conference, The Hague, Netherlands (2010)
  • Conference: The Problem of Recanting Prosecution Witnesses and Contempt at the ICTR, Presentation, International Criminal Law Defence Conference, Brussels, Belgium (2010)
  • Conference: Peddling Influence: Rwanda’s Influence over the ICTR, Lecture, Transitional Justice Research Group Seminar, lecture, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom (2010)
  • Conference: Challenges Facing Defence Counsel at the ICTR, Lecture, International Criminal Law Committee, London School of Economics, London, United Kingdom (2010)
  • Conference: Post-Judgment Remedies at the ICTR and ICTR Witness Protection? Presentations, International Criminal Law Defence Conference, The Hague, Netherlands (2009)

Allison Turner