René Provost is Professor of Law at McGill University, where he was the founding Director of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism.
Professor Provost teaches and conducts research in public international law, international human rights law, international humanitarian law, legal theory and legal anthropology. He previously served as President of the Société québécoise de droit international and was awarded the Barreau du Québec’s Advocatus Emeritus (Ad. E.) distinction in 2017. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Professor Provost has acted as amicus curiae in a number of cases before the European Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.