Legal indicators of law for future generations
Seminar on Legal Indicators for the Environment – MRSH- Caen, November 22nd-23rd 2019
Scientific leaders :
Professor Emeritus at the University of Limoges
Scientific Director of the CRIDEAU
Honorary Dean of the Faculty of Law and Economic Sciences of LIMOGES
President of the International Centre for Comparative Environmental Law (CIDCE)
Lecturer in Private Law, Sciences Po Rennes
Coordinator of the Normandy Chair for Peace
Partner: International Centre for Comparative Environmental Law (CIDCE)
To study the legalisation of the law for future generations, as its theoretical and practical consequences on environmental law, human rights and society.
To develop a scientific measurement of the implementation of the rights of future generations using legal indicators of effectiveness. Thanks to legal indicators, public authorities and citizens are given a readable tool for the scientific evaluation of public policies so that they can no longer carry out “blind” reforms.
This project will build on Professor Michel Prieur’s unprecedented work published in 2018 by the Francophone Institute of Sustainable Development (IFDD), an agency of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF), entitled “Legal indicators, tools for assessing the effectiveness of environmental law” (Les indicateurs juridiques, outils d’évaluation de l’efficacité de droit de l’environnement).
On November 22nd and 23rd, we will bring together researchers who have worked on legal indicators in France and abroad to place the state of the art and plan the action to be carried out within the Normandy Chair for Peace in order to promote and test legal indicators in the field of the rights of future generations.
Friday 22nd of November
9h30 – Opening by Emilie Gaillard, Coordinator of the Normandy Chair for Peace, and Lecturer at Sciences Po Rennes.
- Round table of participants
- Presentation of the Chair and its research themes
10 h – History of legal indicators by Michel Prieur, Professor Emeritus and President of the CIDCE.
- The experiments
- Brazil: by Fernanda Cavedon Capdeville, Doctor of Law, Research Fellow at the Federal University of Santa Caterina, Florianopolis.
- France : by Boris Barraud, Doctor of Law, Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Law, Media and Social Change, Aix-en-Provence.
- Portugal : by Alexandra Aragao, Professor at the University of Coimbra, CIDCE National Correspondent for Portugal.
- Seminar about Jerusalem and the effectiveness of the law by Julien Bétaille, Lecturer, Toulouse, National Correspondent of the CIDCE for France.
- The Organisation of American States (OAS) and Human Rights, by Fernanda Cavedon Capdeville.
- Measuring the effectiveness of international law and the experience of the Barcelona Convention: by Jose Juste-Ruiz, Lecturer of International Law at the University of Valencia, Member of the Barcelona Convention Compliance Committee, ICED National Correspondent for Spain.
- Research Institute for Development (IRD) and Law of the Sea, by Marie Bonnin, Doctor of Law, Research Fellow at the Research Institute for Development, IRD, Brest and Odeline Billaut, IRD, Brest.
- Tunisia : by Leila Chikhaoui, Lecturer at the Faculty of Law of Tunis, University of Carthage, Member of the Provisional Authority for the Constitutionality Review of Draft Laws, National Correspondent of the CIDCE for Tunisia.
18h Research on “Legal indicators, tools for assessing the effectiveness of environmental law” OIF-IFDD, UN Environment, IUCN, ECOWAS, CIDCE by Michel Prieur.
18h45 Mathematical measurement of legal indicators and simulation on Costa Rica’s decarbonization plan by Christophe Bastin, Engineer, SIC Nouvelle Aquitaine, Scientific Advisor of the CIDCE Indicators Programme.
Saturday 23rd of November
- Debate on objectives and methods
9h Debate on the objectives of legal indicators and the links with the law of future generations: Alfredo Pena Vega, Doctor of Sociology, Edgar Morin Centre, EHESS.
10h Debate on the methods : Christophe Bastin, Engineer.
III. Chair work plan: Promotion and experimentation of legal indicators in international and national law
11h15 Ongoing and planned activities, by Michel Prieur
11h45 The four-year programme
14h IV. International meeting in 2020: Choice of themes and participants
- Multidisciplinary theoretical foundations
- Practical illustrations in international and comparative law
- Choice of date, place (Château Cerisy) and duration
15h15 V. Participation in international forums
- participation in the UN Oceans Conference in Lisbon, June 1st-5th 2020
- participation in the IUCN Congress, Marseille, June 11th -19th 2020
- participation in the COP 15 on biodiversity in Beijing in October 2020
16h Review and closure