Ronald Poulton has worked for the United Nations in refugee protection, human rights investigations and as legal advisor to the UN peacekeeping operations in Tajikistan, Central Asia.
He is considered one of the leading authorities on immigration law in Canada and has appeared as counsel in some of the landmark immigration cases in constitutional, security & terrorism related matters, at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada.
He has been a regular speaker at the Canadian Bar Association, Immigration Law Summit, and other conferences, has taught immigration law and was called to testify before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Immigration and before the Inter American Commission on Human Rights.
He has written and published two books, the second of which – Pale Blue Hope – depicts his work in UN peacekeeping operations in Cambodia in 1992 and in Tajikistan in 1999. He continues to practice immigration law in Toronto.