Professor of Public Law at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) Department of Legal Sciences. LLM in Human Rights (Essex) and International Relations (Cambridge). He has worked in the non-governmental sector before joining, in 1985, the Quebec Human Rights Commission, where he has conducted several studies on the legal accommodation of cultural and religious diversity. These have addressed issues such as the wearing of religious symbols in schools and had significant impact on Quebec society and public policy. Since 2007, he teaches at UQAM on human rights, constitutional law and public international law. He is also interested in the relationship between law and the arts. He has been a member of the advisory committee of the Bouchard-Taylor Commission as well as working groups on cultural and religious diversity established by the Quebec Ministry of Education and the Council of Europe.