A Special Advocate for security certificate proceedings, François Dadour is a partner at the law firm Poupart, Dadour, Touma et associés and maintains a diverse criminal law practice. He has taught criminal law at the University of Montreal and at the École du Barreau du Québec. He has acted as Special Advocate in the Charkaoui security certificate proceedings. In the past few years, he has mostly been active as Amicus Curiae before the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal in proceedings relating to national security, national defence, and international relations. One of these briefs (Almalki, Elmaati and Nureddin v. Attorney General of Canada), a section 38 of the Canada Evidence Act proceeding, has been ongoing since 2010. Mr Dadour has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, has authored several scholarly articles, and currently serves as the President of the Criminal Law section of the Canadian Bar Association’s Quebec division. Mr Dadour received his B.C.L and LL.M from the University of Montreal.