SPEAKER BIO: Natasha Bakht

Natasha Bakht

B.A., M.A., LL.B, LL.M
Associate Professor, University of Ottawa

Natasha BakhtNatasha Bakht is an associate professor of law at the University of Ottawa. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2003. She clerked with Louise Arbour at the Supreme Court of Canada and holds an LL.M. from New York University School of Law where she attended as a Global Hauser scholar.

Prof Bakht’s research interests are generally in the area of law, culture and minority rights and specifically in the intersecting area of religious freedom and women’s equality. She has written extensively in the area of religious arbitration and assisted in Canadian judicial education on issues of religion, culture and diversity. Her writings on the rights of niqab-wearing women were recently cited by the Supreme Court in the case of R v NS.