Webinar: Restorative Inquiries: Considering the Cases of Dalhousie Dentistry and the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children
Jennifer Llewellyn is the Yogis and Keddy Chair in Human Rights Law at the Schulich School of Law at
Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. In 2017-2018 she served as the scholar
in residence for the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. Her teaching and research
are focused in the areas of relational theory, restorative justice, truth commissions,
peacebuilding, international and domestic human rights law, public law and Canadian
constitutional law. She has written and published extensively on the theory and practice
of a restorative approach. She is currently leading the International Learning Community
on a Restorative Approach an international collaboration of researchers, policy markers
and practitioners supporting jurisdictions committed to being restorative communities.
Professor Llewellyn has advised governments and NGO’s and supported governments, projects and programs including the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the Jamaican government, the government of New Zealand and the United Nations. She was an appointed expert on the UN mechanism to review the UN Basic Principles for the Use of Restorative Justice in Criminal Matters. She facilitated the design process for a restorative public inquiry into the Home for Colored Children and now serves as a Commissioner for the Inquiry. She was awarded the National Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award from Correctional Services Canada in 2015 and was the 2018 recipient of the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council National Impact Award the highest award for research achievement and impact in Canada.