Victor MacDiarmid

Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Canadian Centre for R2P

Victor is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Canadian Centre for R2P. He is currently pursuing a J.D. at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. He was formerly employed as a consultant for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and received his Master’s degree in the History of International Relations from the University of Toronto. Victor has an Honours B.A. with high distinction in international relations from the University of Toronto. Prior to working with the CCR2P, Victor worked with the U of T chapter of UNICEF, monitored human rights abuses in the West Bank with the ISM and served on the Executive Board of the University of Toronto Ski Club. Victor oversees human resources and strategic planning at the CCR2P and has co-authored a publication with Dr. Jennifer Welsh, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Responsibility to Protect. Victor has contributed to the UN Secretary-General’s Report on R2P since 2013 and has attended the U.N. General Assembly on R2P in September 2014. Victor is currently writing on a book chapter on the role of private sector in promoting R2P for the One Earth Foundation’s publication project with the Cambridge University Press, to be released in 2015. Victor’s passion for human rights advocacy has been greatly shaped by his extensive travels in South America and the Middle East. Victor speaks French and Spanish and enjoys athletic activities in his free time.