Perri Ravon

Lawyer
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pravon@powerlaw.ca

Perri specializes in appellate advocacy in Canada, while in the international arena she has considerable experience in international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Perri’s domestic practice focuses on civil litigation, with particular emphasis on public and constitutional law. Within these areas of law, she has gained considerable experience in appellate advocacy.  Perri successfully represented the appellant before the Supreme Court of Canada in the landmark employment law case, Potter v. New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission. She has also advised on complex administrative and constitutional law issues, including the scope of procedural safeguards in the application of the Canadian economic sanctions regime.

At the international level, Perri was responsible for submissions before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, DC, in a ground-breaking regional hearing on international refugee law. She has also worked for more than two years for a humanitarian organization, which included supporting victims of the armed conflict in northeastern Colombia, while maintaining a dialogue with armed actors based on the principles of international humanitarian law.

Perri began her legal career clerking for the former Justice Marie Deschamps of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Perri practices in French, English and Spanish.

Law Societies

Ontario 2012

Education

LL.M., Concentration in International Humanitarian Law and National Security Law (New York University School of Law - 2015)

B.C.L./LL.B., Dean's Honour's List (McGill University - 2011)

B.A. in History and Philosophy (McGill University - 2007)

Cases
  • Potter v. New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission, 2015 CSC 10, [2015] 1 SCR 500 (veiled dismissal of a public officer)

  • Potter v. New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission, 2015 CSC 10, [2015] 1 SCR 500 (veiled dismissal of a public officer)

  • Febles v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2014 SCC 68 (exclusions from refugee status under the Refugee Convention)

  • Projet de loi fédéral relatif au Sénat (Re), 2013 QCCA 1807 (Senate reform, amending constitutional formula)

  • Pricewaterhousecoopers Inc., in its capacity as Trustee in Bankruptcy v. Cyrenus Joseph Dugas (N.B.), 35121 (Application for leave to appeal from the judgment of the Court of Appeal of New Brunswick 2012 NBCA 85).

Professional Affiliations
  • Ontario Bar Association

  • Canadian Bar Association