Maurice Tomlinson

Maurice Tomlinson

Maurice Tomlinson is a Jamaican attorney-at-law and senior policy analyst with the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network.

At the Legal Network, Maurice acts as counsel and/or claimant in cases challenging anti-gay laws before the most senior tribunals in the Caribbean, authors reports to regional and UN agencies on the human rights situation for LGBTI people in this region, conducts judicial and police LGBTI- and HIV-sensitization trainings, and facilitates human rights documentation and advocacy capacity-building exercises.

Previously, Maurice was a lecturer of law at the University of Technology in Jamaica and at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. He has also worked as a corporate lawyer.

In 2012, Maurice received the inaugural David Kato Vision and Voice Award, which recognizes individuals who defend human rights and the dignity of LGBTI people around the world.

Maurice holds an Honours Bachelor or Arts in History from the University of the West Indies, a Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurial Studies from the University of Calgary, an Honours LL.B. from the University of the West Indies, an LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Turin (cum laude) and a Certificate of Legal Education form the Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica. Maurice was called to the Jamaican Bar in 2006.

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