Professor A.F. Bayefsky, B.A., M.A., LL.B., M.Litt. (Oxon.), is a Professor at York University, Toronto, Canada, and a Barrister and Solicitor, Ontario Bar. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Touro College in New York. Professor Bayefsky is the recipient of Canada's preeminent human rights research fellowship, the Bora Laskin National Fellowship in Human Rights Research. She is currently a member of the International Law Association Committee on International Human Rights Law and Practice, and Editor-in-Chief of the Series "Refugees and Human Rights", published by Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague.
Professor Bayefsky has published extensively in the field of human rights. Her books include: The UN Human Rights Treaty System: Universality at the Crossroads, The UN Human Rights Treaty System in the Twenty-First Century, Human Rights and Forced Displacement, Self-Determination in International Law: Quebec and Lessons Learned, International Human Rights Law: Use in Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms Litigation, Canada's Constitution Act 1982 and Amendments: A Documentary History, Volume I and II, Legal Theory Meets Legal Practice, and Equality Rights and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.