Emily Ohler was appointed as a full-time member of the Tribunal on June 9, 2016 and was appointed as chair effective August 1, 2021 for a three-year term. She holds degrees from the University of British Columbia (B.A, 1997), Osgoode Hall Law School (J.D, 2000) and the National University of Singapore (LL.M, 2005). She was called to the bar of British Columbia in 2001.
Prior to joining the Tribunal, Ms. Ohler was a litigator in Vancouver before moving to Geneva, Switzerland to join the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), a subsidiary of the United Nations Security Council. There, she advised the UNCC on policy, legal, procedural and practical matters related to post-conflict claims and sustainable development projects. On returning to Vancouver, Ms. Ohler incorporated Broadleap Solutions Ltd., an international advisory firm focused on implementing the UN Guidelines on Business and Human Rights, and advising on equity and diversity policy. She has taught international and common law as Lecturer and Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia.