Elisabeth Brown, is Attorney and Global Program Manager for Our Children’s Trust, the U.S. based NGO that established and now leads the youth-led and science-based global legal campaign to secure the binding legal right to a healthy atmosphere and stable climate. At Our Children’s Trust, Elizabeth supports a global network of attorneys and youth in bringing legal actions against governments seekingscience-based climate recovery planning. Elizabeth is part of the legal team litigating Juliana v. U.S., the landmark case against the United States government, brought by 21 youth under the U.S. Constitution and the Public Trust Doctrine. Elizabeth holds a J.D. with concentrations in public interest environmental law and international law from the University of Oregon School of Law and a M.A. in international public policy from Central European University.



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.



Christian Byk, magistrate, vice-president of the International Bioethics Commitee - UNESCO



Jean-Marie Collin (France) is an expert working on international disarmament and national security issues in France. His area of expertise covers arms control, nuclear deterrence, non proliferation, disarmament. He is the Director for France and Francophone’s countries of the network Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND), Vice-president of Initiatives For Nuclear Disarmament, Associate researcher in the Group for Research and Information on Peace and Security (GRIP), and member of ICAN France, recipient Nobel Peace Price 2017.



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 

Emilie Gaillard 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 respect both humankind through time and space and all the livings and supporting conditions for life. She mainly wrotes 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).

Fields of Expertise : Transgenerational Democracy & human rights, Ecocide, Precautionary Principle.

Twitter : @emiegaillard77



Serge de Gheldere believes our ability to reverse the climate crisis and build a fossil-free, circular and biodiverse society will determine our fate in the coming decades. Either we become the fools who let the climate change tragedy unfold, or we become the hero generation who speed up and scale the transformation to attractive cities and a fossil-free future. Serge wears three different hats, using the carrot and the stick to help build that future.
First, as the ceo of Futureproofed, a consultancy that works with leading, visionary corporations — such as ING, Colruyt, DEME, Recticel, Nike, Smappee, Ecover, GE Lighting,  — who recognise the benefits of moving to a low-carbon, sustainable economy.
Futureproofed also works with local governments who start building smart, sustainable cities such as Leuven, Antwerpen, Bruges, Kortrijk, Hasselt, Vilvoorde. In late 2016 Futureproofed launched *FutureproofedCities* —  powerful, easy-to-use cloud-based software to help cities develop and monitor their climate plan, learn from their peers and engage citizens to transform their climate plan into climate action.
Second, as a ‘climate ambassador’ for Al Gore. In 2006, Serge was part of a select group of individuals personally trained by Al Gore to become a global warming “ambassador”. Since then Serge has given many hundreds of lectures on climate change and the opportunity of a fossil-free future to a wide variety of audiences: from ministers and governments to schools and corporations around the world.
Finally, Serge de Gheldere initiated and leads Klimaatzaak, a Belgian non-profit that started legal action against the federal and regional governments of Belgium, demanding all measures necessary to ensure that Belgium makes the contribution needed to prevent a warming of the earth that is dangerous to humanity.
With Klimaatzaak, Belgium was the second European country to do so, after the Netherlands. Klimaatzaak started with 11 people from different backgrounds including a number of Flemish personalities such as Tom Lenaerts, Francesca Vanthielen, Stijn Meuris, Koen Van Mechelen en Nic Balthazar. Strengthened by the historical win in the Netherlands in June 2015, Klimaataak has grown to more than 31.000 co-plaintifs, making it the largest legal case in Belgium in breadth and size.



Gérard Haas -Born in Béziers in 1959, Gérard Haas, is a renowned French lawyer. In 1984, he begins his military service, during which he becomes president of the reserve officer cadets of the Train Application School and then a reserve officer when his service is over. The same year, he is awarded the the Diploma of Juriste Conseil d'Entreprise (DJCE) in Montpellier.
In 1987, Gérard Haas obtains the Specialized Higher Degree in Business and Taxation Law as well as the Higher Certificate of Taxation Techniques.  In 1995, as part of a PhD in private law, he validates a thesis on “The reservation of the Multimedia work” before successfully passing the bar exam in Paris. Gérard Haas is sworn in as a lawyer January 24th 1996.  Two years later, in 1998, he founds the HAAS law firm, that he directs from the beginning towards the NICTs and intellectual property.
Lecturer in information technology law at the National School of Science and Advanced Technologies (ENSTA 2010-2015) and in intellectual property law at ESTACOM (2011-2012), Me Haas is today lecturer in internet law at ENASS, and regularly speaks at the National School for Magistrates (ENM).  In addition, since 2007, Gérard Haas has been lecturer in intellectual property law at ESCP Europe (Master 1 and Master 2), as well as professor at HEC and at the faculty of Montpellier.
Founder and honorary president of the Cyberlex association since 1998, gathering of experts from the fields of law and new technologies, vice-president of CNADA (National Chamber of Business Lawyers) since 2010, Gérard Haas is also a member of the National Association of Doctors in Law, (ANDD), administrator at the CREPA (2013) and at the Prévoyance des Avocats (since 2011). Moreover, administrator of the National Bar Council from 2005 to 2011, he is nowadays a representative of the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) since 2001.
From 2013 to 2016, Mr. Haas was president of the international association of French-speaking lawyers GESICA, then its honorary president. In June 2017, we find Me Haas at the origin of the first trial on Transhumanism, which took place at the Court of Appeal of Paris, with the support of Editions Dalloz.”




Christian Huglo, lawyer in Court of Appeal of Paris, author of a book on climate justice









Marie-Angèle Hermitte is Head of research emeritus in CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), Director of Studies at EHESS (École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales)




Nathalie Hervé-Fournereau, is CNRS Research Director and a member of Jean Monnet Center of Excellence in Rennes. She is responsible of the Environmental Law Team of the Western Institut of Europe and Law which is associated with the OSUR of University of Rennes. Her research focuses on European Environmental law, the integration of environmental requirements into European policies and environmental governance. Invested in interdisciplinary research, she studies the interactions between Law and scientific knowledge in the field of biodiversity and natural resources. She has published a book on Enterprise and European Environmental Law and managed a collective study on Voluntary Approaches and Environmental Law. She is involved in several research projects (on biodiversity and ecological corridors, on nanotechnologies, on pesticides, on water issues …) and she was involved in the organization of 18 national & international colloquium/workshops (9 under her direction).  She coordinated the multidisciplinary network BIODISCEE "Biodiversity, Law and ecosystem services" of the Institute of Ecology and the Environment CNRS (2012-2015). Vice-President of the French Society for Environmental Law and member of the European Association of environmental Lawyers (Avosetta group), she is also member and co-chair (2014-2017) of the Research committee of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law.



Nadezda Kutepova (France) who has lost a number of close family members to radiation-related diseases, founded the Planet of Hope in 1999. From its very beginnings, this self-help organization's main purpose has been to inform those who live in the region about radiation doses and corresponding health dangers – and about their rights as Russian citizens. Planet Hope has entered into partnerships with international activist groups and environmental organizations, has created a victims parliament, and facilitates for people across the Urals access to specialist radiation knowledge. Despite intimidation from authorities, the group has conducted analyses of probes from the prohibited zone, as well as taken its protests for justice, openness, and human rights to Moscow's Red Square.









Frédérick Lemarchand is sociologist at the University of Caen - Assistant director of Risks, Quality and Sustainable Environment Center, MRSH Caen



Corinne Lepage, lawyer recognized by the Paris bar, former Minister of Environment, President of CAP 21









Agnès Michelot, Senior lecturer HDR in public law, La Rochelle University, CEJEP (EA 3170), President of the French Society for Environmental Law, associate member of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council - Environmental section

Agnès Michelot








Andreas Nidecker (Switzerland), is a Professor Emeritus of Radiology at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Past president and board member of PSR / IPPNW Switzerland. Member of the organizing Committees of IPPNW world congress in Basel in 2010 and of « U and health » meetings in Mali 2012 and Tanzania 2013 and South Africa 2015. Co-Initiator and Board of « sun21 », a think tank dedicated to use of renewable energies, resource utilisation and sufficiency.



Tony OPOSA is one of Asia’s leading voices in the global arena of Environmental Law.  His work is internationally known for the case where children, acting on behalf of future generations, took the Philippine Government to court to preserve the country’s remaining old-growth forests (1993). The case enforces the principle of inter-generational responsibility -- that the present generation has a responsibility to future generations. In 2008, after a ten-year legal battle, he won another case where the Supreme Court ordered the Philippine Government to clean up Manila Bay.
An ordinary citizen without position nor resources, and armed only with pure guts, Tony organized elite operatives to form the Visayan Sea Squadron. The legendary strike force conducted some of the most daring enforcement actions against environmental crime syndicates engaged in illegal fishing.  
The author is a Filipino lawyer and did his Master of Laws at Harvard, where he was the commencement speaker of his graduating class (’97). He is the only Asian to receive the Washington DC-based Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) Award (‘08). He is also the recipient of the UNEP Global Roll of Honor (‘97).
Tony was given Asia’s highest recognition for public service - the Ramon Magsaysay Award. He was cited “for his path-breaking crusade to engage Filipinos in acts of enlightened citizenship using the power of the Law to nurture the environment, for themselves, their children, and for generations yet unborn."  (2009).



Juan Ignacio Pereyra Queles was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina the April 29th of 1978. He studied law in the National University of La Plata (Argentina).  He specialized in enviromental law. I'm member of "Red de Abogados de los Pueblos Fumigados de Argentina",  "Foro Ambiental de Rojas", and in 2016. He participated in The Monsanto International Tribunal (The Hague) offering proofs about the violation of human rights that this corporation caused.









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



Nicholas A. Robinson, Environmental Law Professor - Pace University, USA

He has developed environmental law since 1969, when he was named to the Legal Advisory Committee of the President’s Council on Environmental Quality. He has practiced environmental law in law firms for municipalities and as general counsel of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. He drafted New York’s wetlands and wild bird laws and was inaugurated as the first chairman of both the statutory Freshwater Wetlands Appeals Board and Greenway Heritage Conservancy for the Hudson River Valley. He has served as legal advisor and chairman of the Commission on Environmental Law of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, engaged in drafting treaties and counseling different countries on the preparation of their environmental laws. He founded Pace’s environmental law programs, edited the proceedings of the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is author of several books and numerous articles. He teaches a number of environmental law courses. (Pace Law)



Winiki Sage is President of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council of French Polynesia



Gilles-Eric Séralini is Professor in molecular biology - University Caen, Normandy, Assistant director of Risks, Quality and Sustainable Environment Center, MRSH Caen



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 WAREis 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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