Stobo Sniderman
Scholar in Residence
Wilf Hall Room 518
Biography

Andrew Stobo Sniderman is a lawyer and writer. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto law school, Swarthmore College and Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes scholar. He has worked for Justice Edwin Cameron at South Africa’s Constitutional Court, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Zimbabwe, and Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP, an Indigenous rights law firm in Toronto. He was recently the human rights policy advisor to Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. His writing has been published in Maclean’s, the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the Montreal Gazette and London’s Sunday Times. He won the award for best print feature of 2011 from the Canadian Association of Journalists for his profile of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In April 2018, he made his first oral argument before the Supreme Court of Canada, in a case about the constitutionality of mandatory fines for criminal offenses.

During his time at CHRGJ, Stobo will be completing a manuscript about inequalities facing Indigenous communities in Canada.

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