Joanna Harrington

Joanna Harrington

Joanna Harrington is a professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta, where she teaches public international law and international criminal law, as well as constitutional law when not serving as an associate dean with the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. She has degrees from the universities of British Columbia (BA), Victoria (JD), and Cambridge (PhD), and an Academy of European Law Diploma in Human Rights Law from the European University Institute in Italy. Her research and writings often focus on the interplay between international and domestic law, including the interplay between international human rights law and domestic bills of rights. From 2006 to 2008, she served as the scholar-in-residence with the Legal Affairs Bureau of Canada’s then Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, participating in the negotiation of new human rights instruments at the United Nations and the Organization of American States. Before becoming a law professor, she served as the legal officer to a member of Britain’s House of Lords during a period of significant constitutional reform.