Peter Burns QC

Prof.  Peter T. Burns, Q.C.  is Professor Emeritus and past Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia. He was a member of the United Nations Committee against Torture (1987-2003), and served as Chair from 1997 - 2003.    He was Chair, International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy and is a past -President, International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law (1994- 1999).   He was formerly a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Auckland and a Lecturer in Law at the University of Otago.  He has been a member of the Law Reform Commission of British Columbia 1986-91 and was Vice-Chairman, Forest Resources Commission of British Columbia (1989). Professor Burns was granted his LL.B., University of Otago, New Zealand, 1962, and his LL.M., University of Otago, 1963.