Justine Monette-Tremblay
Justine Monette-Tremblay
Ph.D. Candidate in Law, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa


Research Interests

  • Transitional Justice
  • Storytelling
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Critical Legal Theories
  • Gender-based Violence

Justine Monette-Tremblay is a doctoral student at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa. Her research interests focus on women's experiences during armed conflict and their involvement in the justice process, from a feminist and decolonial perspective. Her current research focuses on truth and reconciliation commissions as a space for survivors of violence to speak out about the conflict, in order to move from victims to political actors. In this way, individual narratives are transformed into a tool for human rights advocacy.

Justine holds a Master’s degree in Human Rights Law (LLM) from the University of Grenoble Alpes in France. In her dissertation, published in the Quebec Journal of International Law, she examined the decolonial contribution of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada on residential schools, which ended in 2015. Justine also holds a Specialized Graduate Diploma (DESS) in International Studies, specializing in the study of conflicts, culture and peace from the Université de Montréal. Her dissertation focused on colonization and imposed "modernity" as factors in the persistence of gender-based violence in Burkina Faso. Finally, Justine holds a Bachelor's degree in International Relations and International Law (B.A.) from the Université du Québec à Montréal where she was involved in various human rights activities.

Justine is currently a research assistant at the University of Ottawa as well as an editorial assistant at the Canadian Journal of Law and Society. She has also been a part-time professor at the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa.