The Ambassadors

The legal emissaries seeking to define and apply and extend the Law for future generations.

Alexandra Aragão

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Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra (Portugal), she is a researcher at the Institut Juridique (FDUC), member of European observatories and research networks on environmental law and coordinator of the Ibero-American Network for territorial justice, JUST SIDE. Recent publications:
– “Environmental Standards in the Portuguese Constitution”, Environmental Rights. The Development of Standards, Stephen Turner (org.) Cambridge University Press, 2019, p.247-264.
– “When feelings become scientific facts. Valuing cultural ecosystem services and taking them into account in public decision making”, Managing Facts and Feelings in Environmental Governance, Edward Elgar, 2019, p.53-80.
– “Los critèrios ambiantales de valoración y adjudicación en la contratación pública. Punto de la situación y desarrollos futuros”, Las cláusulas ambientales en la contratación pública, Roberto Galán Vioque (dir), U Sevilla, 2019 p.163-178.
“Symbioses disciplinaires au tour du Droit, en faveur de la biodiversité”, Hommes-Milieux, Adélie Pomade (org.), PUR Rennes, 2018, p. 113-126.

Christophe Bastin

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Engineer, Founding President of SIC Nouvelle-Aquitaine, engineering and consulting company
Student in 1986, he developed Robotics and Artificial Intelligence activities in the family business.
He started in 1989 in the aeronautics and space industry, on the quality management of strategic military and civil aviation programs.
In 1994, he founded the company HORUS to support companies in the outsourcing of industrial services to principals.
In 2000, he became an innovation consultant, particularly in the NICT sector, within a large consulting firm.
In 2006, he became an extranet and online software development project manager in a web agency.
He ceased all professional activity following an accident in 2010. He devoted himself to the cultural associative world and chaired in 2015 of an association of integration through economic activity. He got involved in local political life.
In 2017, he created SIC Nouvelle-Aquitaine. In August 2017, he joined Professor Michel PRIEUR to develop the measurement of the effectiveness of environmental law on the mathematical level. He takes part in various presentations of the subject in France and abroad.
Publication: co-author of the book “Mesurer l’effectivité du droit de l’environnement – Des indicateurs juridiques aux services du développement durable”.

Julien Bétaille

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Julien Bétaille is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Toulouse (France).
He undertook its Phd at the University of Limoges under the supervision of Pr. Michel Prieur. Its thesis was dedicated to “The legal conditions of norms’ effectiveness”, especially in Environmental Law (2012). In 2013, he was recruited to a permanent position at the University of Toulouse as Associate Professor.
Julien’s research focuses on the theoretical dimensions of environmental law (Effectiveness, Sanctions, Interpretation, etc.). Its research areas are notably Environmental Democracy, Access to Justice, Environmental Constitutionalism, Rights of Nature, Biodiversity and Large predators (Bear, Wolf, Lynx). He is also involved in legal methodology, interdisciplinary researches and critical environmental law.
Julien has authored or edited 5 books and numerous journal articles. He is also the co-director of a Master’s degree in Environmental Law at the University of Toulouse.

Marie Bonnin

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Research Director at the Institute of Research for Development (IRD)
Marie Bonnin is a researcher in marine environmental law at IRD. She is interested in the protection of the marine environment through law. Working at the European University Institute of the Sea (IUEM), she has many interactions with researchers in natural and physical sciences.
After having worked on the legal translation of research conducted in marine ecology, she is now interested in the applicability and effectiveness of legal rules protecting the environment.
From a geographical point of view, she has more specifically worked on marine environmental law in West Africa, in collaboration with universities and research institutes in Senegal, Mauritania and Cape Verde. In recent years, she has extended her activities to the tropical Atlantic.
Since 2017, she is the main coordinator of a European research project: the PADDLE project “Planning in a liquid world”. The 100 researchers from 18 different institutions of this project are interested in the opportunities and limits of marine spatial planning in the tropical Atlantic. She is part of the team of the Normandy Chair for Peace within the INDIJEN project. Her current research focuses on the effectiveness of marine environmental law.

Marie-Pierre Camproux Duffrene

Marie-Pierre Camproux Duffrene, Professor of Private Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Strasbourg, head of the Master’s degree in Environmental, Territorial and Risk Law, General Secretary of the Société Française pour le Droit de l’Environnement and co-head of Environment, Health, Sciences and Society at the SAGE laboratory, UMR 7363 CNRS – University of Strasbourg.

Guillaume Chapron

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Guillaume Chapron is a Associate Professor at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. His research is interdisciplinary and focuses on contemporary environmental problems such as the conservation of biodiversity, in particular of large predators. Initially trained as a statistician with a particular crush on Bayesian inference, his work focuses on various topics such as the modeling of ecological systems, law and politics, ethics and social psychology. He has published in Nature, Science, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the US. He is a graduate of the Institut des Hautes Études de la Défense Nationale (in strategic and economic intelligence), the University of London (in political science), the Université Pierre & Marie Curie University (in ecology) and Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d’Alfort.

Leïla Chikhaoui-Mahdaoui

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Professor of Public Law, she has been teaching since 1990 and directs the research master in Environmental Law at the Faculty of Legal, Political and Social Sciences of Tunis. Her research, carried out in parallel with her academic career, has enabled her to publish several works, including a study on “The Environment and its Protection by Law” (1998), a financial approach to environmental issues entitled “The Environment, Financial Aspects” (1999) and a “Manual of Public Accounting”, which she co-authored with Professor Néjib BELAÏD (2012).
As a senior lawyer, Leïla CHIKHAOUI-MAHDAOUI was consulted during the final drafting phase of the Constitution of 27.1.2014 and is a member of the Provisional Body for the Control of the Constitutionality of Draft Laws (IPCCPL), which exercises a priori constitutional control until the appointment of the 12 members of the future Tunisian Constitutional Court.
She is a member of the Normandy Chair for Peace within the framework of the INDIJEN project and, as such, oversees work on the legal indicators of environmental law in Tunisia.

Fernanda de Salles Cavedon-Capdeville

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Ph.D. in Environmental Law at the University of Alicante (Spain). Postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Limoges (France / Foundation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme – FMSH) and at the Federal University of Santa Catarina – UFSC (Brazil / CNPq Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship). Researcher from CAPES Postdoctoral National Program (UFSC – Brazil, 2019-2020). Member of the research group “Environmental Law and Political Ecology in the Risk Society” GPDA/UFSC – CNPq. Research member of the International Center for Comparative Environmental Law (CIDCE) and the South American Network for Environmental Migration (RESAMA). Participation in international research projects as: Disasters and Human Rights (CADHOM / ANR), JUST-Side – Justice, Sustainability and Territory and the Latin-American Observatory on Human Mobility, Climate Change and Human Rights – MOVE-LAM (RESAMA/ UPEACE/ UFSC). Research areas: legal indicators, ecological dimension of Human Rights, climate change and climate litigation in the Global South, disaster law, environmental and climate induced migration.

Christiane Derani

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Vice Chancelor for graduate studies at the Federal University of Santa Catarina. Fellow of Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance C-EENRG), University of Cambridge. Professor of International Law, International Economic Law, International Environmental Law, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis (since 2010). Member of Cambridge Global Food Security, University of Cambridge. Member of expert group for the UN Harmony with Nature Program. Member of the Steering Committee of Ecological Law and Governance Association. Member of International Society Ecological Economics. Member of the Chair Jean Monet CCJ/UFSC.
Contact: cristiane.derani@ufsc.br; cd599@cam.ac.uk

Olivier De Schutter

Olivier De Schutter is professor at UCLouvain and at SciencesPo, and he taught in the past at Columbia University, at UC Berkeley, and at Yale University. A specialist on economic and social rights and economic globalisation, he was the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food between 2008 and 2014 and is since 2015 a member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. His recent work is on the links between social justice and the ecological transition.

Nicolas Escach

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Nicolas Escach, Doctor and Geography Associate, studied at the “École Normale Supérieure” in Lyon. Professor, he currently directs the Sciences-Po Rennes Campus in Caen, which is dedicated to transitions, territorial dialogue and sustainable development. He has also founded a North European Pole and a Master’s degree entitled “Innovative Strategies for Urban Territories: Anticipating Transitions” (In-SITU).
A specialist in the Baltic area, he is the author of numerous articles and books on coastal towns and their inhabitants (including ‘Les Danois’, 2017) and is a regular contributor to the written press (Libération, Le Monde Diplomatique) and radio (France Culture, Radio Classique). He has taught sustainable urban strategies at several universities and Grandes Écoles in France (Lyon, Versailles Saint-Quentin, Paris, Chartres) and abroad (Oslo, Riga, Nuuk, Irkutsk) and has also worked as a consultant and project manager for the former DATAR, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Rhône-Alpes region. He was also an assistant at the French Embassy in Berlin and at the Marc Bloch Centre (2010).
Two years ago, together with the Norman actors involved in Franco-Nordic relations, he created ‘Confluences Nordiques’ (Nordic Confluences), an association that promotes the development of a Nordic agenda throughout the year in Caen and the construction of totem objects capable of establishing the role of the city as a relay of the North and of disseminating Scandinavian practices and leisure activities in all districts. His passion for Denmark has led him to become a member of the board of directors of France-Denmark and co-editor of the magazine ‘Nordiques’ (with Yohann Aucante and Harri Veivo).
Within the Normandy Chair for Peace, he is in charge of collecting portraits of inspiring personalities involved in monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Rose-Liza Eisma-Osorio

Rose-Liza Eisma-Osorio is a Professor of the University of Cebu – School of Law teaching environment and natural resources law, property law, and administrative law. She is currently the Chairperson of the Governing Board of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law. She is also a member of the Steering Committee of the World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) and Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW). She is the managing trustee of the Philippine Earth Justice Center (PEJC), Inc.

Mauro Figueiredo

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Mauro Figueiredo is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Newcastle in Australia; acts as a Consultant on Sustainable Development and Ecological Law and Policy. Member of ELAW – Environmental Law Alliance World Wide and the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law and is a director of APRENDER Ecologia Institute. He is also co-author of the Brazilian Future Ocean Panel; former representative of NGOs from South of Brazil in the National Council of the Environment (CONAMA) and also represented the national civil society organizations in the Group for Coastal Management of the Inter-Ministerial Commission for Ocean Resources in Brazil; he has been working as a consultant for national and international NGOs; Mauro is part of the Research Group on Environmental Law at the Risk Society (GPDA), has experience teaching environmental law and for twenty years has been dedicated to public interest environmental law, mainly in the following areas: Protected areas; coastal management; forest and fisheries legislation; science, technology, and innovation for sustainability. 

Katrina Fischer Kuh

Katrina Fischer Kuh is Interim Associate Dean and Executive Director Environmental Programs and the Haub Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.  Prior to joining the Haub faculty in 2017, she was a Professor of Law at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.  She regularly teaches Environmental Law, Climate Change Law, International Environmental Law, Administrative Law, and Torts and her scholarship, which focuses on climate change, sustainability, and second generation environmental challenges,? has been published in a variety of international and domestic fora.  She is the co-editor of The Law of Adaptation to Climate Change: United States and International Aspects and was recognized as the Stegner Center Young Scholar in 2013.

David M. Forman

David M. Forman Director of the Environmental Law Program, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. He was a member of the Host Committee/Program Committee for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature 2016 World Conservation Congress. He also served as the primary organizer of a unique, collaborative moot court exercise initially called Intergenerational Climate Justice before the International Court of Justice (see http://blog.hawaii.edu/elp/icj4icj-information/), but since renamed the Tony Oposa Intergenerational Moot Court.

Emilie Gaillard

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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).

Luis-Miguel Gutiérrez R.

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Luis-Miguel Gutiérrez R. is a French-Colombian lawyer and Doctor of Public Law at the University of Toulouse. He is currently a Research Professor at the University of Lille. His doctoral thesis examines the relationship between transitional justice and the constitution in different States using a comparative constitutional law approach. He is Co-President of the Transitional Justice Commission of the Association des Juristes franco-colombiens. His research focuses on transitional justice, the Inter-American human rights system, environmental democracy and the interaction between international and national legal systems. He is currently part of the research team on “Peace, transitional justice and environmental Issues”.

Parvez Hassan

B.A. (Punjab), L.L.B. (Punjab), LL.M (Yale), S.J.D. (Harvard); Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of Pakistan, and Senior Partner, Hassan & Hassan (Advocates), Lahore, Pakistan; Chair Emeritus, World Commission on Environmental Law, IUCN;President, Pakistan Environmental Law Association; Honorary Member, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN); Member, Board of Editors (1) Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, (2) Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, and (3) Chinese Journal of Environmental Law.

Catherine Iorns Magallanes

Catherine Iorns Magallanes is a Professor of Environmental Law at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. Catherine is also the Academic Adviser to the NZ Council of Legal Education, a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, a member of the International Law Association Committee on the Implementation of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and an Oceania Regional Councillor nominee for the IUCN Council.

Irina Krasnova

Irina Krasnova, head of Department of Environmental and Land Use Law of the Russian State University of Justice, doctor of juridical science (1997), professor (2003), LL.M in environmental law, Pace University School of Law, New York, USA (1995). Participant in international environment-related projects (2001-2007) under EU, UNEP, UNDP, Environmental Affairs Officer at UNEP Regional Officer for Europe (1999), over 150 publications with some 30 in international sources, member of IUCN Commission on Environmental Law.

Peter Lawrence

Dr Peter Lawrence is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Tasmania Law School, Australia.  Peter has written extensively in the field of international environmental law and is and author of Justice for Future Generations, Climate Change and International Law (2014) and a contributor to the forthcoming Oxford Handbook on International Environmental Law.  In recent years, Peter has undertaken multidisciplinary work with philosophers, with the aim of injecting philosophical concepts relating to representation of future generations into legal discourse including in relation to i) climate litigation, and ii) national and international institutions for future generations.  

Agnès Michelot

Agnès Michelot is a Senior Lecturer in Public Law at the Faculty of Law, Political Sciences and Management of the University of La Rochelle (France), Director of the Centre d’Etudes Juridiques et Politiques, specialised in international environmental law. Since 2013, she has been at the head of the Société Française pour le Droit de l’Environnement. She is an associate of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council and published the following report alongside Jean Jouzel: “La justice climatique: enjeux et perspectives pour la France” (Climate justice: challenges and prospects for France). She is the author of around 50 publications on Environmental Law.
She has also been a special associate with the environmental law training programme of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR in Geneva, Switzerland), a consultant for UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme and for European Union integrated ecosystem management programmes in West Africa (ECOPAS and AGIR, financed by the European Development Fund). She is a member of the World Commission on Environmental Law of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN, Gland, Switzerland).
Her areas of research: international and comparative environmental law, environmental justice, biodiversity law, natural risks in coastal areas, environmental refugees.

José Rubens Morato Leite

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Professor of Law at the Federal University of Santa Catarina – UFSC; Post-Doctoral research at the University of Alicante (Spain 2013/4); Post-Doctoral research at the Center of Environmental Law, Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia 2005/6); PhD in Environmental Law from UFSC Former President of the Institute “O Direito por um Planeta Verde”; Coordinator of the CNPq Research Group on Environmental Law and Political Ecology at the Risk Society. Researcher Award from the Federal University of Santa Catarina. 2011. Elected Member of the Governing Board of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law (2015 to 2018). Capes Thesis Award 2019, supervisor category, Capes.

Geneviève Motard

Geneviève Motard, LL.B (2000, Université de Montreal), LL.M (2008, Université Laval), LL.D. (2013, Université Laval, Honour Roll of the Department for Graduate and Post doctorate Studies) is an associate professor at the Faculty of Law at Université Laval. Since 2010, she has been lecturing on the topic of constitutional law and the rights of indigenous peoples. Her research focuses on the political and territorial rights of indigenous peoples, mainly in the Quebec and Canadian context. In addition, she is interested in legal pluralism, the coexistence of State and indigenous legal systems and the relationship between law and negotiation. She is a member of the Research Group on Plurinational Societies (RGPS) and the Centre for Indigenous Conservation and Development Alternatives (CICADA). Beginning in the summer of 2020, she will assume the leadership of the Inter-University Centre for Aboriginal Studies and Research (CIERA).

Éric Naim-Gesbert

Éric Naim-Gesbert is a Professor of Environmental Law and Philosophy of Law (University Toulouse 1 Capitole). A former expert for the United Nations (Unitar, Environmental Law Programme, 2004-2009), he is the Scientific Editor of the Revue Juridique de l’Environnement (since 2013). His books and articles discuss the vitality of environmental law and its theoretical foundations, such as general environmental law and the love of nature like a child in wonder (Pax natura).

Smita Narula

Smita Narula is the Haub Distinguished Professor of International Law and Co-Director of the Global Center for Environmental Legal Studies at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. She is author of dozens of widely-cited publications on human rights and environmental subjects and has helped formulate policy, legal, and community-led responses to a range of social justice issues worldwide. Prior to joining the Haub faculty in 2018, she was Distinguished Lecturer and Interim Director of the Human Rights Program at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College. Prior to Hunter, she was Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Faculty Director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law. From 2008 to 2014, Professor Narula served as legal advisor to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. She has also worked at Human Rights Watch as Senior Researcher for South Asia, and is co-founder of the International Dalit Solidarity Network–a transnational advocacy network dedicated to advancing the right to equality of 260 million people affected by caste-based discrimination worldwide.

Damilola S. Olawuyi

Damilola S. Olawuyi is Associate Professor of energy and environmental law at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar. A prolific and highly regarded scholar, Professor Olawuyi has practiced and taught energy law in Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He has served as a visiting professor at Columbia Law School, New York, China University of Political Science and Law and senior visiting research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. In 2019, he was a Herbert Smith Freehills visiting professor at Cambridge University.
Professor Olawuyi holds a doctorate (DPhil) in energy and environmental law from the University of Oxford; a master of laws (LL.M.) from Harvard University; and another LL.M. from the University of Calgary. He has been admitted as Barrister and Solicitor in Alberta, Canada; Ontario, Canada; and Nigeria. Professor Olawuyi is a regular media commentator on all aspects of natural resources, energy and environmental law. Further information about his profile and publications can be found at: www.damilolaolawuyi.com.

Norma Sueli Padilha

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PhD in Law at the Catholic University of São Paulo – PUC/SP, Master Degree in Law of Social Relations at the Catholic University of São Paulo – PUC/SP, Post-Doctoral research in Environmental Ethics at the State University of Campinas – UNICAMP. Professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina – UFSC, Director of the PhD and Master Program – PPGD/UFSC. Collaborating Professor at the University of Fortaleza – UNIFOR. Coordinator of the CNPq Research Group “Environment, Work and Sustainability” – GPMETAS. Honorary member of the Law Research and Post-Graduation National Council – CONPEDI. Member of the Association of Brazilian Environmental Law Professors – APRODAB.

Kelly Picard

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Kelly Picard is Senior Lecturer at the Jean Monnet University of Saint-Etienne (France). She holds a doctorate in Law from the University of Aix-Marseille and completed a post-doctorate at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. Her thesis focuses on State’s liability for historical damage as potential constitutional damage. It is an interdisciplinary study on extreme violence, justice and memory. More generally, her research focuses on post-conflict situations, colonisation, human rights and international criminal law. As a member of the Institut Francophone pour la Justice et la Démocratie, she has been invited to lead seminars in the Central African Republic on transitional justice. She is currently part of the research team on “Peace, transitional justice and environmental issues”.

José Juste Ruiz

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José Juste Ruiz is a Professor of International Law at the University of Valencia (Emeritus).  Adviser to the Spanish Government on conventions on the protection of the marine environment (London Dumping Convention 1972, OSPAR Convention 1992, Barcelona Convention 1976. Expert in various missions for FAO and the European Union in the Dominican Republic, South Africa, Uruguay, Brazil and Bolivia. National expert in the European Commission’s Legal Service (1994). Member of the drafting group for the Mediterranean Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (2004-2005). Member of the panel of Environmental Arbitrators of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague (2002). Member of the Compliance Committee of the Barcelona Convention (2012-2019). Publications include: Derecho Internacional del Medio Ambiente, Madrid, 1999, and Derecho Internacional Público, with Castillo Daudí, M. and Bou Franch, V., Valencia, 2005 (3rd ed., 2017). Numerous articles in journals and specialised publications in Brazil, Germany, Colombia, Spain, Greece, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Morocco, Peru, Tunisia…

Camila Segovia Rodríguez

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Has a bachelor’s degree in law from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC, Brazil). Currently pursuing a master’s degree in International Law, Economic Law and Sustainable Trade at the UFSC Graduate Program in Law. Researcher at the Center for Advanced Studies on Environment and Economics in International Law (EMAE/CNPq). Research interests include International Environmental Law with emphasis on issues related to marine pollution and plastic waste.

Jochen H. Sohnle

Jochen H. Sohnle is Full Professor of Public Law at the University of Lorraine, Law Faculty of Nancy (France) and the Director of the LLM Program “Local Authorities within the European Union” at the Nancy Centre for European Studies (CEU Nancy). His works and teachings, which are conducted in several languages (French, English, German, Spanish), are focused on international, French and comparative environmental law; water law; law of natural resources; and ethical issues in relation with law. 
On an ongoing basis, he gives additional lectures at Sciences-Po Paris, Nancy Campus (Trilingual European Program: Political Institutions; Public Authorities In A Cross-Country Comparative Perspective) and at the University of Strasbourg (Law Faculty, LLM Program, International Environmental Law; Institute of Political Studies, Master’s Degree in Public Administration: Comparative Public Authorities). Jochen has held occasional lectures on international, European, French and comparative environmental law in Canada, the United States, Haiti, Germany, Spain and Russia and was a full-time fellow at the Pace Global Center for Environmental Legal Studies, Pace Law School, New York, U.S.A. (January-August 2015). In January 2015, he was scholar in residence at the Widener School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware. Currently, Jochen is President of the Regional Division for Eastern France of the French Association of Environmental Law and member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law. He sits on the Advisory Board of the French Water Basin Agency Rhine-Maas Rivers and on the Expert Board of the French Water Academy (created by the French Ministry of Environment and the Water Basin Agencies). 

Victor Tafur

Victor Tafur, D. is a Lawyer from the Xavierian University in Bogotá. He holds a doctorate and a master’s degree in Environmental Law from Pace University in New York, where he is also Associate Professor and Director of the Environmental Diplomacy Programme.

Rebecca Tsosie

Rebecca Tsosie is a Regents’ Professor at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona and also serves as Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence.  Professor Tsosie, who is of Yaqui descent, is a Faculty Co-Chair for the Indigenous Peoples’ Law and Policy Program at the University of Arizona, and she is widely known for her work in the fields of Federal Indian law and indigenous peoples’ human rights.  Prior to joining the U of A faculty, Professor Tsosie was a Regent’s Professor and Vice Provost for Inclusion and Community Engagement at Arizona State University.  Professor Tsosie was the first faculty Executive Director for ASU’s Indian Legal Program and served in that position for 15 years.  Professor Tsosie has published widely on sovereignty, self-determination, cultural pluralism, environmental policy and cultural rights.  She teaches in the areas of Federal Indian Law, Property, Constitutional Law, Critical Race Theory, and Cultural Resources Law.  Professor Tsosie is a member of the Arizona Bar Association and the California Bar Association.  Professor Tsosie serves as a Supreme Court Justice for the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and as an Associate Judge on the San Carlos Tribal Court of Appeals.  She received her B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Luiz Ugeda

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Lawyer and Geographer. He is Ph.D. in Geography at the University of Brasília (Brazil, 2015) and Ph.D. candidate in Law at the University of Coimbra (Portugal). He has a master’s degree in Law (2009) and another in Geography (2010) both from the Catholic University of Sao Paulo (PUC/SP). He is president at Geodireito, in Brasilia; lawyer at Porto Advogados, in São Paulo; president of Law & Geography commission at Brazilian Bar Association from Sao Paulo State (OAB/SP) and researcher at GOVCOPP – Research Center in Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policies at the University of Aveiro (Portugal). He has acted: (i) in Government, as Minister’s Advisor at Civil Aviation Secretariat (SAC/PR, Brasilia) and at the Brazilian National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL, Brasilia); (ii) in institutions, as Governmental Affairs Director at Highway Concessionaires Association (ABCR, Sao Paulo) and Legal Counsel at the Brazilian Association of Electric Energy Concessionaires (ABCE, Sao Paulo); (iii) in law firm, as a partner of the Demarest e Almeida Law Firm (Brasilia) and at Ugeda Sanches Advogados (Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro); (iv) in companies, as attorney and specialist in regulatory issues at Inframérica S.A. (Brasilia and Natal airports), AES Eletropaulo (Sao Paulo, Power) and Light (Rio de Janeiro, Power); and (v) in universities, as professor of Law at the Candido Mendes University (Rio de Janeiro).

Larissa Verri Boratti

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Larissa Verri Boratti is Brazilian qualified lawyer and researcher specializing in Environmental Law, Policy and Regulation. She holds a PhD from University College London (UK), a Master degree from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil) and an LL.B. from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil) – Print-CAPES Programme. She is also co-founder of Challenges of Multidisciplinarity in Socio-Environmental Research (CLOSER), and a member of the research network JUST-Side (Justice and Sustainability in the Territory through Spatial Data Infrastructure). Larissa has practiced litigation and legal consultancy in the private sector for more than ten years, with a focus on environmental due diligence and compliance, contractual allocation of environmental liabilities, environmental licensing procedures, and land-use management, to name a few.

Christina Voigt

Dr. Christina Voigt is a renowned expert in international environmental law and professor at the University of Oslo. Professor Voigt has published widely on legal issues of climate change, environmental multilateralism, and sustainability and is a frequent speaker at international and national events. She also works as legal adviser for the Government of Norway, as well as for several International and Non-Governmental Organizations.
Professor Voigt is the chair of the Climate Change Specialist Group of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law and a member of the IUCN Climate Change Task Force. 

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