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).