The Honourable Justice Yves de Montigny is among the few judges of the Federal Court of Canada who are designated by its Chief Justice to exercise the Court’s jurisdiction over national security. An expert in constitutional law, administrative law, and human rights – subjects on which he has published extensively – The Honourable Justice Yves de Montigny began his legal career in 1987 as Counsel in the Constitutional Law Directorate of Quebec’s Department of Justice. Important assignments he has served include Special Advisor to the Department of Intergovernmental Affairs, Director General of Planning and Strategy at the Privy Council Office, Chief Legal Counsel for the Department of Justice’s Public Law Group, and Chief of Staff to the Federal Minister of Justice. His judicial career started in 2004 when he was appointed a judge of the Federal Court and ex officio member of the Federal Court of Appeal. In 2006, Justice de Montigny was appointed as Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada. He has served as president of the constitutional section of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers and vice-president of the constitutional law section of the Canadian Bar Association. Justice de Montigny received an LL.L (1978) and LL.M. (1980) from the University of Montreal, Master of Philosophy (1981) from Oxford University, and was called to the Quebec Bar in 1983.