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Brenda Gunn



Headshot of Brenda Gunn in front of gray screen

Prof. Brenda Gunn advocates for greater recognition of Indigenous peoples’ inherent rights as determined by their own legal traditions. She has worked in Guatemala on a case of genocide submitted to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and with Manitoba First Nations on Aboriginal and treaty rights issues. She developed a handbook that is one of the main resources in Canada on understanding the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and has provided technical assistance to the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


Gunn, Brenda. 2020. “Protecting Indigenous Peoples’ Rights through Indigenous Peoples’ Participation in Decision-Making: A Climate Change Example.” McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy 17 (1): 1–26;

Gunn, Brenda L. 2019. “Remedies for Violations of Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights.” University of Toronto Law Journal 69 (supplement 1): 150–70;

Gunn, Brenda. 2011. Understanding and Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Indigenous Bar Association

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