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). A significant portion of Selwyn’s work involves representation of persons in human rights, civil and criminal litigation matters in the Federal and Provincial Courts and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. Selwyn has appeared at all levels of courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada in Fraser v. Ontario, 2011 SCC 20 and Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse, et al. v. Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier Aerospace Training Center), et al. (2015 – decision reserved); the Ontario Court of Appeal in Freeman-Maloy v. Marsden 267 D.L.R. (4th) 37, 208 O.A.C. 307, 2006 CarswellOnt 1888, 79 O.R. (3d) 401 (C.A.); Bangoura v. Washington Post (2005) 202 O.A.C. 76 (C.A.), McAteer v. Canada (Attorney General) 2014 CarswellOnt 10955, 2014 ONCA 578, 121 O.R. (3d) 1, 376 D.L.R. (4th) 258 (CA) and most recently R. v. Steele 2015 ONCA 169; the Federal Court of Appeal in Stevens v. The Conservative Party of Canada, 2005 FCA 383. Taylor-Baptiste v. Ontario Public Service Employees Union, 2012 HRTO 1393 at the HRTO. Selwyn also acted as co-counsel with C. Nigel Hughes for the families of three deceased persons killed during a civil demonstration in Linden, Guyana, at the Linden Commission of Inquiry. Selwyn is currently counsel for the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) at the Walter Anthony Rodney Commission of Inquiry in Georgetown, Guyana. Selwyn is the litigant in the recent significant human rights case of Peel Law Association v. Pieters, 2013 ONCA 396 (Ont.C.A.).
Selwyn was co-counsel in the world’s first-ever sexual HIV transmission
murder trial of Johnson Aziga in Hamilton, Ontario.
Selwyn has vast experience in law enforcement and security issues and can
provide unmatched professional legal service to individuals, corporations