Curriculum Vitae

John Philpot

Date and Place of Birth : November 26, 1946, Port Arthur (Ontario), Canada

Languages : English, French, Spanish


Since 1984 Criminal Law, Quebec Bar Association
2004 – 2010 Legal Advisor, Association of Defense Counsel of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ADAD)
Since 2004 Member of the Association of Defence Counsel (ADC) International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY-TPIR)
Since 2004 Approved Defense before Counsel List at the ICTY (Rule 45 List)
Since 2002 Lead Counsel, Protais Zigiranyirazo, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
1998 – 2001
1998 – 2002
Lead Counsel, Jean Paul Akayesu, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
1994 – 1997 Secretary General, American Association of Jurists (pan American association of jurists)
1997 – 2000 Assistant Secretary General, American Association of Jurists
1998 Litigation in human rights in with the respect to the Crisis in the Great Lakes Region
1995 – 1997 Colloquia in Criminal Law and Immigration Law
1995 – 2002 Author and panelist – several academic articles and presentation in international criminal law
1997 Expert witness international law and human rights law
1995 Evaluator of Instituto del Estudios Jurídicos del Salvador(IEJES) for Humanistisch Instituut voor Ontwikkelingssamenwerking (HIVOS), Holland
1994 Evaluator of the International Center for Human Rights and Democratic Development for Gested International. Work in Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala
1992 Member of the Jury of the International Tribunal for War Crimes, New York, 28-29 February 1992
1984 Professor. Courses in General Law. Continuing Education. Vanier College
1982 – 1983 Co-translation French to English. Text by Professor P.-A. Côté, « Interprétation des lois », Les Éditions Yvon Blais, 1982, (500 pages). Translation of texts in Constitutional Law
1974 – 1986 Professor Vanier College, Mathematics-statistic specialized
1976 – 1980 Vice President, Vanier College Teacher’s Association. negotiation, grievances and arbitration, Member of the Bureau fédéral de la Fédération nationale des enseignants et enseignantes québécois


1987-91 Courses in Language and Literature (Spanish)
1984 Bar qualification. Barreau du Québec
1983 LL.B. Université de Montréal
1973 M.A. (History), University of Toronto
1969-70 Doctoral Studies, Mathematics, Oxford University
1969 M.Sc. (Statistics) Sussex University, Brighton, U.K.
1968 B.Sc. (Mathematics and Physics) University of Toronto

Professional Associations

Member Barreau du Québec 1984-present
Secretary General, American Association of Jurists, 1994-1997
Assistant Secretary General, American Association of Jurists, 1997-2000
Association des avocats de la défense de Montréal
ADAD. Association of Defense counsel (ICTR), Legal advisor
ADC, Association of Defense `Counsel, ICTY