Ms Valerie Hughes

  • Ms Valerie Hughes

Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters)
Formerly World Trade Organization, Switzerland


Valerie served as Director of the Legal Affairs Division of the World Trade Organization (WTO) from 2010 to 2016 and as Director of the WTO Appellate Body Secretariat from 2001 to 2005. Valerie also spent 22 years with the Government of Canada, during which time she held various positions, including Assistant Deputy Minister at the Department of Finance, General Counsel of the Trade Law Division at Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and Senior Counsel in the International Law Division of the Department of Justice. Valerie has pleaded before WTO panels and the Appellate Body.


Melbourne Law Masters