Audrey Macklin



  • Fellow
  • Boundaries, Membership & Belonging


  • University of Toronto
Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies; Faculty of Law


  • Canada


BSc (Alberta)
LLB (Toronto)
LLM (Yale)


Audrey Macklin teaches, researches and writes in the area of migration and citizenship law, business and human rights, and administrative law.

From 1994 to 1996, Macklin adjudicated refugee claims as a Member of Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board. She was also involved in the case of Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen detained for a decade by the United States at Guantanamo Bay. She was an observer for Human Rights Watch at the Military Commission proceedings against Mr. Khadr in Guantanamo Bay and represented Human Rights Watch as intervener before the Supreme Court of Canada in two Khadr appeals. Professor Macklin has also acted as pro bono intervener counsel or academic legal advisor in several public interest human rights cases, including legal challenges to security certificates, withdrawal of healthcare for refugees, citizenship revocation and the ban on niqabs at citizenship ceremonies.


Trudeau Fellow
Ludwik and Estelle Jus Human Rights Award

Relevant Publications

Simons, P., & Macklin, A. (2014). The Governance Gap: Extractive industries, Human rights and the home state advantage. New York/London: Routledge Press.
Macklin, A. (2014). Citizenship revocation, the privilege to have rights and the production of the alien. Queens LJ, 40(1), 1-54.
Macklin, A. (2007). Who is the citizen’s other? Considering the heft of citizenship. Theoretical Inquiries in Law, 8(2), 476-508.
Daniels, R., Macklem, P., & Roach, K. (Eds.). (2001). The Security of Freedom: Essays on Canada's Anti-Terrorism Bill. University of Toronto Press. Retrieved from
Macklin, A. (1995). Refugee women and the imperative of categories. Human Rights Quarterly, 17(2), 213-277.