Professor François Crépeau,


United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrant Worker

François has occupied the position of Special Rapporteur since August 2011. He is a Full Professor at McGill University’s Faculty of Law, where he also holds the Hans and Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law. He has previously been a professor at the Université de Montréal (where he held the position of the Canada Research Chair in International Migration Law) and at the Université du Québec à Montréal.Outside of the academic world, François has been the vice-president of the Canadian Human Rights Foundation (now, Equitas), and has participated in observer missions in El Salvador and the occupied Palestinian territories.  François is the author of five books, including Forced Migration and Global Processes – A View from Forced Migration Studies. His research interests include migrant rights (particularly those of irregular and vulnerable migrants) and the governance mechanisms for global migration.