Professor Benson, BA (Hons.) (Queen's), MA (Cambridge), JD (Windsor), PhD (Witwatersrand.), is an academic, lecturer and practicing lawyer in constitutional law and human rights with particular focus on freedoms of association, conscience and religion, the nature of pluralism, multi-culturalism and relationships between law, religion and human rights.
He is currently Sen. Res./Visiting Scholar, Massey College, Univ. of Toronto (2014-2015). He has been involved in many of the leading cases on rights of association, conscience and religion in Canada and abroad over the last two decades and acted for a wide variety of individuals and groups as legal counsel before all levels of court.
The Supreme Court of Canada and the Constitutional Court of South Africa have cited his work. His scholarly work is referred to in many books and articles.
Born Edinburgh, Scotland, his PhD thesis was entitled: "An Associational Framework for the Reconciliation of Competing Rights Claims Involving the Freedom of Religion."
He works in English and French and divides his time between France and Canada when he is not traveling elsewhere.