Temisan Boyo Fanou

Temisan-Boyo-FanouTemisan Boyo Fanou is a lawyer and consultant specializing in labour, migration, and human rights. In her consulting practice, she advises the International Labour Organization’s Fundamental Rights and Principles at Work Branch on matters relating to labour migration and fair recruitment, child labour, forced labour and human trafficking, particularly in Africa. From 2019 – 2021, Temisan served as a Member of the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada and a member of the RPD’s Gender-Related Task Force (GRTF).

Temisan is called to the Bars of Nigeria and Ontario. Prior to joining the IRB, she practiced labour, employment, and human rights law at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP and in the City of Toronto's Legal Division. She received her law degree from the University of Oxford and is currently completing an MA thesis at McMaster University on refugee vulnerability to forced labour in global supply chains.