Jacques Gauthier, an international human rights lawyer, delivered this year’s keynote address at the annual Jean-Gabriel Castel Conference on International Law & International Organizations at the Glendon College. Dr. Gauthier's bilingual talk "International Law and the Issue of Sovereignty over Israel" presented historical facts that are foundational in understanding the competing sovereignty claims in respect to the city of Jerusalem under international law.
Gauthier, is the principal and founder of Gauthier & Associates, an international law firm established in Toronto in 1984. He is the Founder of the Canadian foundation Justice for Children and Youth. He received an award for dedicated service to the profession from the Canadian Bar Association (Ontario) in 1989. In 2011, his presentations included the Dutch Parliament (The Hague, May 31), the European Parliament (Brussels, June 1) the Italian Senate (Rome, July 1), The Legion of Honour Museum (Paris, July 5), the Basel Conference (Basel, August 29 to 31), as well as presentations before the US Congress in Washington and Columbia
University in New York (Fall of 2011).