Emilie Gaillard is Associate Professor in Private Law (Sciences Po Rennes) and co-head of the Risk Division of the MRSH (Caen France). She defended in 2008 a thesis entitled : Future Generations and Private Law. Towards a law for Future Generations (ed.LDGJ, 2011, 673p.). For this book, she has been awarded a Prize by the French Academy of Political and Moral Sciences in 2010. Her works highlight the emergence of a new temporal paradigm which renews the legal framework but also initiates a new legal logic. She strives for a revitalised juridical humanism which respects both, humankind through time and space, and all the living and supporting conditions for life. She mainly writes in Philosophy, Legal Theory, International Human Rights Law, International Environmental Law, Constitutional Law & Biolaw. She participated to the elaboration of a Universal Declaration of rights of humankind under the direction of Corinne Lepage for the President of the French Republic (2015).
Background to the Normandy for Peace Chair
The Normandy for Peace Chair will work over the next four years on various legal changes at an international and also French and Norman level, relating to the new field of rights of future generations. The Chair for Excellence, a unique tool, will bring together fundamental reflection, diverse universities research and links with civil society. This growing knowledge base will benefit citizens now and in the future, and will be the fruit of community action, locally and within the world of international scientific diplomacy.