Lloyd Lipsett


Lloyd is an international human rights lawyer with over 15 years of experience working with leading companies, governments, national human rights institutions, civil society organizations and indigenous peoples. He has developed a niche in the field of human rights impact assessment with a focus on extractive industry projects and free trade agreements. He has conducted human rights impact assessments in Canada, the United States, Guatemala, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Democratic Republic of Congo, China, Philippines and Vanuatu.

Lloyd has particular expertise on indigenous peoples rights, economic, social and cultural rights and stakeholder engagement. He regularly publishes and makes presentations on a wide range of human rights issues relevant to companies, industry associations and governments.

Lloyd previously served as the senior assistant to three Presidents of Rights & Democracy from 2003 to 2008, and participated in all aspects of the organization’s management and programming, including the development of a community-based human rights impact assessment methodology. He began his career as a corporate litigator at McMillan Binch in Toronto. He successfully represented clients at all levels of the courts of Ontario and Canada, and developed a specialization in class actions, mediation and dispute resolution.

Lloyd’s education is from Queen’s University in philosophy and politics, and then from McGill University in law. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.