Adelle Blackett is a full professor and the Canada Research Chair in Transnational Labour Law and Development at the Faculty of Law, McGill University, where she directs the Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory.
She holds a B.A. from Queen’s University, an LL.B. and B.C.L. from McGill University, and an LL.M. and J.S.D. from Columbia University. She is widely published in leading international journals and university presses, has edited or co-edited two books and four special journal issues, and has authored a forthcoming book on domestic workers and transnational law.
She received the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s Bora Laskin National Fellowship in Human Rights Research in 2010 and the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellowship in 2016. A former official of the International Labour Office (ILO) in Geneva, she authored the law and practice report and questionnaire that led to the ILO's Convention No. 189 on decent work for domestic workers, and she was the ILO expert on a labour law reform process in Haiti.
She was unanimously appointed by the National Assembly of Quebec to the province’s Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission (2009–2016). She was awarded the Christine Tourigny Award of Merit from the Barreau du Québec and the status of advocate emeritus in 2014.