Sukanya Pillay is a lawyer, law professor, public speaker and writer. She has appeared before Parliament and Senate, the Supreme Court of Canada and numerous United Nations and foreign decision-making bodies. Sukanya has conducted human rights missions in 30 conflict zones in Europe, Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East where she collected evidence of human rights violations and worked with local partners to advocate for justice.


Sukanya is currently the Law Foundation of Ontario Scholar (2017-Present) and a Visiting Professor at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law. Previously, she worked for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association in Toronto as General Counsel and Executive Director (2013-2017) and National Security Director (2009-2017).

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“This is something rich countries should be thinking about. It’s their conscience. It’s how they define themselves.” As Covid Ravages Poorer Countries, Rich Nations Spring Back to Life https://t.co/TuWu77pDdh

India is a hellscape. "Apocalyptic" said my dear friend in Delhi. This is a global humanitarian urgent crisis. The largest manufacturer of vaccine hasn't enough for its people, why not? People without oxygen and dying on street, parking lots now crematoriums. photo from Guardian https://t.co/w5ZvKvlLO9 isukanya photo

Committed to #A2J? Check out Prof. @SentheShanthi this Fri, speaking on #COVID19 impact on #BlackEntrepeneurs in #Detroit, and her work to make #accesstojustice real for black Detroiters, the 4th highest group disproportionately impacted in US by COVID-19. @WindsorLaw @waynestate https://t.co/kBKYfI0hWf isukanya photo

couldn't say it better - best of luck to all students doing OCIs and excellent advice from @Clmumme https://t.co/Wblqy7QpfC

Is Water a Person? Rivers in India (overturned :(), New Zealand, Bangladesh were granted legal status as a person. Canada? Don't miss Anishinaabe-Metis lawyer Aimee Craft @WindsorLaw Tues Feb 9th 12-130pm https://t.co/qhy7BHL5Zq . Can't wait! https://t.co/wpJrUwOQAr

What's the US/ world going to do about a huge %ge of US populace drunk on years of fake news and incendiary rhetoric, enabled by politicians, who believe opposition is 'satanic' (and white supremacy a divine right)? oh and yeah the police... #CapitolBuilding