Larocque, François

Active in the field of transnational human rights litigation, Dr. Larocque completed a Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge where his thesis examined the jurisdiction of national courts in civil proceedings for serious violations of international law. He has intervened as counsel in cases such as Bouzari v Islamic Republic of Iran (CA Ont) and Kazemi v Islamic Republic of Iran (QSC). He is involved with the expanding tort of misfeasance in public office – a private cause of action against a public official who acted unlawfully with either the deliberate intention to harm a citizen or knowingly disregarding injury to a citizen. Dr. Larocque received a B.A. in philosophy before completing an L.L.B. from the French common law program at the University of Ottawa in 2000. Dr. Larocque has published in the areas of philosophy of law, Canadian legal history, civil liability, human rights, and international law.

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