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Joanna Harrington

Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

I specialize in topics at the intersection of constitutional law and international law, including the use of international law before national courts. This focus includes matters of foreign relations law, the law and practice of international organizations, the interplay between national bills of rights and international human rights law, and international and transnational criminal law. I am also a member of the SSHRC-funded Canadian Partnership for International Justice (CPIJ), which supports efforts to secure greater accountability before both national and international courts on behalf of the victims of international crimes.

My peer-reviewed work on the Canadian legal landscape for addressing the corruption of foreign public officials has been published in The Canadian Yearbook of International Law. DOI:


  • –present
    Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta, University of Alberta


  • 2006 
    University of Cambridge, Ph.D. in Law