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Selwyn A. Pieters, B.A. (Toronto), LL.B. (Osgoode), L.E.C. (U.W.I). Lawyer & Notary Public (Ontario). Attorney-at-Law (Republic of Guyana and Republic of Trinidad and Tobago).

This law firm focuses on education law, human rights, police law, criminal law, civil litigation, administrative, constitutional and public law.

Our goal is the passionate pursuit of truth, social justice, equity and human rights through grass root community work and fearless advocacy. We achieve this goal by providing the highest quality legal services to you in an effective and efficient manner. Honesty, integrity and professionalism are our watch words. We invite you to talk with us about how we may be of service to you.

Selwyn currently practices law in downtown Toronto at Pieters Law Office, Adelaide Place, DBRS Tower, 181 University Avenue, Suite 2200, Toronto, Ontario, where about 35 independent lawyers share space and resources in a professional office setting not unlike that of a medium-sized law firm.

Selwyn has appeared at all levels of courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada in Fraser v. Ontario, 2011 SCC 20 and Quebec (Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse) v. Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier Aerospace Training Center), 2015 SCC 39, [2015] S.C.J. No. 39.

Selwyn has also appeared in the Ontario Court of Appeal in Lam v. University of Western Ontario, 2019 ONCA 82 (CA); Toronto (City) v. Ontario (Attorney General), 2018 ONCA 761 (CA); Freeman-Maloy v. Marsden 267 D.L.R. (4th) 37 (C.A.); Bangoura v. Washington Post (2005) 202 O.A.C. 76 (C.A.) and R. v. Steele (2015) ONCA 169; the Federal Court of Appeal in Stevens v. The Conservative Party of Canada, 2005 FCA 383.

Selwyn was co-counsel in the world's first-ever sexual HIV transmission murder trial of Johnson Aziga in Hamilton, Ontario.

In Guyana, Selwyn recently appeared before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in a seminal human rights matter: McEwan and others v Attorney General of Guyana, [2018] CCJ 30 (AJ). Selwyn's evidence on Canadian Citizenship law was recently cited in application with respect to the disqualification for dual citizens from sitting in Guyana's National Assembly: Reid v Scotland, Persaud et al - Action No. 2019-HC-DEM-CIV-FDA-19.

Selwyn has vast experience in law enforcement and security issues and can provide unmatched professional legal service to individuals, corporations and governments.

Selwyn has guest lectured at Universities the across Canada including McGill, Dalhousie, University of Windsor, University of Toronto, Osgoode Hall Law School, Ryerson University and George Brown College on law enforcement and criminal law issues.

Selwyn was co-counsel for deceased families at the Linden Commission of Inquiry. He was counsel for the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) and the People's National Congress (PNC) at the Rodney Commission of Inquiry. Selwyn represented the Guyana Prison Service and Guyana Police Force in the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street Prison Disturbances and Subsequent Deaths and in 2017 the Commission of Inquiry into the Presidential Assassination Attempt

Selwyn has appeared in numerous media including print, television, online, radio on law enforcement and criminal justice issues.

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