Christina Harrison Baird, Carleton University

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Instructor Law Ottawa, Ontario christina_harrison@carleton.ca Office: (613) 282-2554

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Christina Harrison Baird is an international human rights lawyer based in Canada. She has engaged interlocutors at the national and international levels on diverse human rights issues, including the protection of trafficked persons and the absolute prohibition of torture.

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Christina Harrison Baird is an international human rights lawyer based in Canada. She has engaged interlocutors at the national and international levels on diverse human rights issues, including the protection of trafficked persons and the absolute prohibition of torture.

In high demand as a public speaker, Ms. Harrison Baird has spoken at conferences and events across North America. With several years experience as a researcher and research project lead, she also has significant practical experience working with migrants and refugees.

She has worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on three continents. As Legal Officer from 2003-2007, she was the focal point for UNHCR Canada's work on human trafficking. Called to the Bar of Ontario over ten years ago, she has experience as a civil litigator and as a prosecutor of quasi-criminal offences.

Ms. Harrison Baird graduated with Distinction from the Masters program in International Human Rights Law at the University of Essex (Colchester, United Kingdom) in 2002.

She teaches Public International Law, International Refugee Law and the Regulation of Corporate Crime at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada).



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