Armand de Mestral

Professor emeritus
Jean Monnet Chair in the Law of International Economic Integration [at] (Email)

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Professor de Mestral, C.M., has taught constitutional law, law of the sea, public international law, international trade law, international arbitration, and the law of the European Community, and public international air law. His current research interest is the law of international economic integration. He has prepared books, articles and studies in English and French on international trade law and on Canadian comparative and constitutional law and international law. He has served on WTO and NAFTA dispute settlement and arbitration tribunals. He was made Member of the Order of Canada in December 2007.

In December 2014, he was appointed a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). In September 2015, he organized a conference with CIGI titled "Investor State Arbitration Between Developed Democracies: A Policy under Challenge." (see the program [.docx] or visit the website). In February 2018, he was appointed to Canada's Chapter 19 (Trade Remedies) NAFTA Rosterfor a ten-year mandate. In December 2018, he was appointed to the CETA Chapter 24 (Trade and Environment) Roster for the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).


  • LL.D. (Honoris causa) (Université de Lyon, 1995; Kwansei Gakuin, 2002)
  • LL.M., Harvard Law School, 1967-1968
  • B.C.L., McGill University, 1966
  • A.B. magna cum laude, Harvard College, 1963


  • Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University, 2010-
  • Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University, 1976-2010
  • Jean Monnet Chair in the Law of International Economic Integration, Faculty of Law, McGill University, 2003-
  • Acting Director, Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University, 1998-August 2002
  • Director, Institute of Comparative Law, McGill University, 1984-89
  • President, Canadian Red Cross Society, October 1999-2001
  • Rédacteur associé : Annuaire canadien de droit international/Canadian Yearbook of International Law, 1990-2011
  • Member of the Bar of the Province of Quebec, 1967-

Areas of Interest

International trade law, law of regional economic integration, European Community law, Canadian and comparative constitutional law, international environmental law, international humanitarian and human rights.

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