The Pioneers

The first generation of scholars and legal activists who gave voice to future generations in the world of Law.

Their contributions became the foundations that support the Normandy Chair for Peace.

Edith Brown-Weiss

Edith Brown-Weiss  is a professor highly active in the areas of public international, environmental, and water resources law. In September 2002 she was appointed to a 5-year term on the 3-member Inspection Panel of the World Bank and from 2003-2007 served full-time as the Chairperson of the Inspection Panel, an appointment at the Vice-Presidential level. Since January 2012, she has served as a Judge on the International Monetary Fund’s Administrative Tribunal. Professor Brown Weiss is also a member of the nine person United Nations Environment Programme’s International Advisory Council on Environmental Justice for UNEP’s program on the rule of law.

Mireille Delmas-Marty

Mireille Delmas-Marty is Professor Emeritus at the Collège de France (Chair of Comparative Legal Studies and Internationalization of Law), member of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences since 2007 and Doctor HC of several universities in France, America and China. Her work, at the crossroads of international and national law, focuses on the tensions between economic and financial globalization, the universalism of human rights and the emergence of an ecosystem law.

Jérôme Fromageau

Jérôme Fromageau, university historian of law, former director of studies at the National School of Heritage, honorary dean of the Faculty of Law, Economics, Management of the University of Paris Sud. He is the author and co-author of numerous publications in environmental law and cultural and natural heritage law, co-director, with Marie Cornu, of the Collection of cultural and natural heritage law at L’Harmattan (more than 50 titles published since 2000). He is president of the International Society for Research on Cultural Heritage Law (ISCHAL), administrator of the French Society for Environmental Law, president of the Section-Ile de-France, and Advisor for culture of the French National Commission for UNESCO.

Lin Heng Lye

Lin Heng Lye (LLB (Hons) Sing; LLM (Kings College, London); LLM (Harvard) is an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, where she taught and researched on Property Law and Environmental Law for many years. She was Vice-Dean and Director of the Faculty’s Graduate Programme from 1995-1998. She is a member of Singapore’s Land Titles Strata Board and was a member of the Housing and Development Board (HDB) from 2002-2005. She was awarded Singapore’s Public Service Medal in 2016.
In the environment field, she is Hon. Advisor and former Director of the Law Faculty’s Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law (APCEL) (2013-2018). She was instrumental in crafting the NUS multi-disciplinary Masters in Environmental Management (MSc (Env Mgt)) [MEM] Programme which was launched in 2001, and has the collaboration of nine faculties/schools in NUS. She chaired the MEM’s Programme Management Committee for 18 years and is now a Special Advisor to the Programme.
Prof Lye is a member of the Board of Directors, WWF Singapore, & was Honorary Legal Advisor to Singapore’s oldest NGO, the Nature Society, for many years. She was a member of the Board of Governors, IUCN Academy of Environmental Law & co-chair of its Teaching and Research Committee. She was Visiting Associate Professor at Yale University’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies from 2003 to 2019, where she co-taught an intensive course on Comparative Environmental Law with Prof Nicholas Robinson, Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Professor of Environmental Law, Elizabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University, each spring. She is chief editor of the book series Environment Matters, published by World Scientific, and co-editor of Comparative Environmental Law & Regulation, published by Thomson-Reuters WestLaw. She retired from full-time teaching NUS at the end of June 2019, and is now Adjunct Professor teaching the core module on Environmental Law for the MEM program, which is open to law students and graduate students from other disciplines.

Michel Prieur

Michel Prieur is professor emeritus holder of an agrégation in law and President of the CIDCE (International Center of Comparative Environmental Law)

Louise Vandelac

Louise Vandelac is tenured professor – Sociology department and Environmental Sciences Institute, University of Quebec in Montreal, member of the Risks, Quality and Sustainable Environment Center, MRSH Caen.

Alyn Ware

Alyn Ware is a nuclear policy expert from New Zealand. He is Director of the Basel Peace Office, Consultant for the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms, and Coordinator for Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament. Mr Ware was a leader in the NZ nuclear weapons prohibition, 1996 International Court of Justice case against nuclear weapons, and Model Nuclear Weapons Convention circulated by the UN Secretary-General to guide nuclear disarmament negotiations. He has received the Right Livelihood Award and has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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