Michael Lynk is a law professor at Western University in London, Ontario, where he teaches labour law, domestic and international human rights law and constitutional law. He has law degrees from Dalhousie University and Queen’s University in Canada.
He started his legal career as a labour lawyer, acting primarily for trade unions. Later, he became a labour arbitrator and mediator, and presently serves as an arbitrator for the Ontario Grievance Settlement Board. He has published extensively on Canadian labour law and human rights law.
in 1989, he worked with the United Nations in Jerusalem on refugee and human rights issues. As an academic, he has published a number of articles on the application of international law to the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
In 2016, Professor Lynk was selected by the United Nations Human Rights Council as the 7th Special Rapporteur for the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967.