Anne Daniel held the position of general counsel with the Constitutional, Administrative and International Law Section of the Department of Justice Canada.
She advised on multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) for approximately 25 years, primarily in the areas of mercury, chemicals, hazardous wastes, ocean dumping, biodiversity, biosafety, genetic resources, air pollution, liability, compliance and UN Environment Programme governance issues. She has participated on numerous Canadian delegations as head or alternate head of delegation, as negotiator and as adviser, including for several MEA negotiations. She has chaired many UN meetings and negotiating groups, including for compliance mechanisms, and has served as a chair or member of treaty compliance committees. Anne was elected chair of the Stockholm Convention’s first Effectiveness Evaluation Committee.
Anne was the winner of the Canadian Council on International Law’s 2017 Public Sector Lawyer Award in recognition of significant contribution or service in the field of public international law by a public sector lawyer.
Anne has published in a number of areas of international environmental law, including compliance, liability, ocean dumping, chemicals, genetic resources and biosafety. She has delivered MEA negotiating and chairing training, both internationally and to Government of Canada colleagues. She has lectured at a number of law schools, including Kobe University, and the University of Ottawa, where she obtained her master of laws. She also taught an intensive course on MEA negotiation and implementation at her first alma mater, the University of Windsor Law School.