Daniel Turp

Daniel Turp is graduate of the Université de Montréal, of University of Cambridge and holds his Ph.D (Doctorat d’État) (summa cum laude) from the Université de droit, d’économie et de sciences sociales de Paris (Paris II). He was also granted in 1989 the prestigious Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law.

He is full professor at the Faculty of Law of the Université de Montréal. He teaches public international law, International and Constitutional Human Rights Law and Advanced Constitutional Law. He is president of the Québec Association of Constitutional Law (Association québécoise de droit constitutionnel) and president of the Board of the Québec Society of International Law (Société québécoise de droit international). He is also president of the Research Institute on Self-Determination of Peoples and National Independence (Institut de recherche sur l’autodétermination des peuples et les indépendances nationales) (IRAI).

He was an elected member of the House of Commons of Canada where he representend the Bloc québécois and the constituency of Beauharnois-Salaberry between 1997 à 2000. He was also an elected member of the National Assembly of Québec for the Parti Québécois and the constituency of Mercier between 2003 and 2008.

Recently, he has joined the Power Panel of the CBC’s daily political news program Power & Politics.

He is the author of several books and articles in the areas of constitutional and international law, notably  The Right to Choose : Essays on Québec's Right to Self-Determination / Le droit de choisir : Essais sur le droit du Québec à disposer de lui-même /, Montréal, Les Éditions Thémis, 2001, Nous, peuple du Québec : un projet de Constitution du Québec, Québec, Les Éditions du Québécois, 2005 and La Constitution québécoise : Essais sur le droit du Québec de se doter de sa propre loi fondamentale, Montréal, Éditions JCD, 2013.