Members of the International Group of Experts for the Pact


Laurent FABIUS, President of the Constitutional Council of the French Republic, former President of the COP21, France



Louis SCHWEITZER, Special Advisor, France



Yann AGUILA, President of the Environment Commission of the Club des juristes, Lawyer at the Paris Bar, Bredin Prat, France



Pauline-Marie ABADIE, Associate Professor at the University Paris-Sud, France

Domenico AMIRANTE, Full Professor of Comparative Law and Environmental Law, Director of the PhD School in Human Sciences at University della Campania, Italy

Marisol ANGLES HERNANDEZ, Full-time Researcher at the National Autonomous University (UNAM),Institute for Legal Research, Mexico

Mishig BATSUURI, Presiding Justice of Chamber for Administrative Cases, The Supreme Court of Mongolia

Antonio BENJAMIN, Justice at the High Court of Brazil, Chair of the World Commission on Environment Law of the IUCN, Brazil

Ben BOER, Distinguished Professor, Research Institute of Environmental Law, Wuhan University, People’s Republic of China, Emeritus Professor, University of Sydney, Former Deputy Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (2012-2016), Australia

Laurence BOISSON DE CHAZOURNES, Professor at the University of Geneva, Switzerland

Klaus BOSSELMANN, Professor of Law and Founding Director of the New-Zealand Centre for Environmental Law, University of Auckland, Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law Ethics Specialist Group, Cjair Ecological Law and Governance Association, New-Zealand


Soukaina BOURAOUI, Doctor of Law, Director of Centre of Arab Women for Training & Research (CAWTAR), Tunisia

David BOYD, Professor of Law, Policy, and Sustainability, University of British Columbia, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, Canada

Edith BROWN WEISS, Professor Edith Brown Weiss, Francis Cabell Brown Professor of International Law, Georgetown University Law Center, United States

Mingde CAO, Professor at the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), China

Joëlle CASANOVA, Director of legal and administrative affairs, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Monaco

Lord Robert CARNWATH, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Leila CHIKHAOUI, Professor of Public Law at the University of Tunis, Member of the Tunisian provisional Constitutional court, Tunisia

Bradly J. CONDON, Professor, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Founding Director, Centre of International Economic Law, Mexico

Carina COSTA DE OLIVEIRA, Professor of International and Environmental Law, University of Brasília, Brazil Coordinator of the Research group on Law, Natural Resources and Sustainability (Gern-UnB), Brazil

Philippe CULLET, Professor of International and Environmental Law, SOAS University of London, Senior Visiting Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, Royaume-Uni

Peter DARAK, President of the Curia of Hungary

Luca D’AMBROSIO, Research Fellow at the Collège de France, PhD in Private Law and Criminal Sciences at the Sorbonne Law School (University Paris I) and the University Naples II, Italy

Carlos DE MIGUEL PERALES, Partner, Uría Menéndez, Professor at the Comillas University (ICADE), Madrid, Spain

Nicolas DE SADELEER, Professor at the St Louis University, Brussels, Jean Monnet Chair, Belgium

Olivier DE SCHUTTER, Professor at the Catholic University of Louvain, Co-Chair at the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food), Member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Belgium

Dr. Bharat H. DESAI, Professor of International Law, Jawaharlal Nehru Chair in Inter. Environmental Law, Chairman, Center for International Legal Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Leila DEVIA, Professor of Environmental International Law, Universities of Salvador and of Buenos Aires, Director of the Basel Regional Center in South America, Argentina

Charles DI LEVA, Adjunct Professor, George Washington University Law School and American University Law School,Visiting Scholar, Environmental Law Institute, United States

Stéphane DOUMBE-BILLE, Professor at the University Jean-Moulin Lyon, Member of the World Commission on Environmental Law of the IUCN, Member of the International Council for Environmental Law, Cameroun

Geneviève DUFOUR, Professor at the University of Sherbrooke, President of the Quebec International Law Society, President of the Francophone Network for International Law, Canada

Daniel ESTY, Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law & Policy Yale University, United States

Alexandre FARO, Lawyer at the Paris Bar, Faro & Gozlan, France

Michael FAURE, Professor of Comparative and International Environmental Law, Maastricht University, Professor of Comparative Private Law and Economics at the Rotterdam Institute of Law & Economics (RILE) of the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Wahid FERCHICHI, Doctor in Law, Professor of Public Law at the Faculty of Social, Political and Juridical Studies at the University of Carthage (UCAR), Tunis, Tunisia

Rosario FERRARA, Professor at the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli (LUISS), Roma, Italy

Elizabeth FISHER, Professor of Environmental Law at Corpus Christi College and the Faculty of Law of Oxford University, United Kingdom

Malcolm FORSTER, Professor, University of Western Ontario, United Kingdom

Francesco FRANCIONI, Professor Emeritus of international Law, European University Institute, Florence, Professor of international law at LUISS University, Rome, Member of the of the Institute of International Law (IIL), Italy

Maria GAVOUNELI, Associate Professor of International Law, Faculty of Law, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Michael GERRARD, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School, United States

Jan GLAZEWSKI, Professor in the Institute of Marine and Environmental Law at the University of Cape Town, Former Advisor to the former Minister of Environmental Affairs, South Africa

Paule HALLEY, Full Professor at the University of Laval, Holder of the Canada Research Chair in Environmental Law, Quebec, Canada

Parvez HASSAN, Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Chairman Emeritus of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, Pakistan

Delphine HEDARY, Former Head of the preparation of the Environmental Charter, Former President of the General Estates for the Modernization of Environmental Law, France

Joel HERNANDEZ, Member of the Inter American Commission on Human Rights, Mexican Representative to the Inter-American Juridical Committee (IAJC) of the Organization of American States (OAS), Legal Adviser of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico

Davide JR HILARIO G., Chief Justice of the Philippines (Ret.) Former Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York

Océni HOUNKPATIN ÀMOUSSA, Jurist in Environmental Law, President of the African Jurists for the Environement Society (AJAPE), Benin

Christian HUGLO, Lawyer at the Paris Bar, Huglo Lepage et Associés, France

Maria IVANOVA, Professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Director of the Center for Governance and Sustainability, Bulgaria

Alejandro IZA, Head, IUCN Environmental Law Center, Germany

Marie JACOBSSON, Former Member of the UN International Law Commission and Special Rapporteur, Sweden

Maurice KAMTO, Professor in Public Law at the University Yaounde II, Member of the United Nations International Law Commission, Cameroun

Donald KANIARU, Lawyer, Managing Partner of Kaniaru & Kaniaru Advocates, Nairobi, Former Director of the Division of Environmental Policy Implementation and of the Division of Environmental Conventions at UNEP, Former Chairman of Kenya’s National Environment Tribunal, Kenya

Anatoly KAPUSTIN, Professor at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Vice-Director of the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation

Maria Magdalena KENIG-WITKOWSKA, Professor of legal sciences, University of Warsaw, Poland

Yann KERBRAT, Professor at the Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Director of the Sorbonne Research Institute for International and European Law, France

Nicolas KICHIGIN, Leading research fellow of the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation, Associate professor of the Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism of National Research University High school of Economics, Russia

Louis J. KOTZE, Research Professor, North-West University, South Africa, Visiting Professor of Environmental Law, University of Lincoln in the United Kingdom, South Africa

Arnold KREILHUBER, Head of the International Environmental Law Unit in the Division of Environmental Law and Conventions of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Austria

Pascale KROMAREK, Lawyer, Member of the Environment Committee of the MEDEF, France

Swatanter KUMAR, Justice, Former Chairperson, National Green Tribunal, India

Aaron T. LAUR, Executive Officer, World Commission on Environmental Law of the IUCN, United States

Sophie LAVALLEE, Full Professor, Lawyer, Faculty of Law, Laval University, Quebec, Canada

Luc LAVRYSEN, Judge at the Constitutional Court of Belgium, President of the European forum of Judges for the Environment, Professor of Environmental Law at the Centre for Environmental & Energy Law, Ghent University, Belgium

Philippe LE PRESTRE, Full Professor of Political Science, Laval University, Québec, Canada

Qingbao LI, Associate Professor of law at the North China Electric Power University, China

Sébastien MABILE, Lawyer, Doctor in Law, Chairman of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law and Policy, France

Sandrine MALJEAN-DUBOIS, Research director at the CNRS, Director of the mixed research unit International, Comparative and European Law, Professor in International Law at the University Aix-Marseille, France

Luis Fernando MACIAS GOMEZ, Lawyer in Environmental Law, Partner, Macías Gomez y Asociados, President of the Colombian Institute for Environmental Law, Colombia

Gilles J. MARTIN, Professor Emeritus, University Nice Sophia-Antipolis, CNRS, GREDEG, Associate Professor at Sciences Po Paris, France

Benoit MAYER, Assistant Professor, the Chinese Universty of Hong Kong (CUHK), Hong Kong

Makane Moïse MBENGUE, Professor of International Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva, Affiliated Professor at Sciences Po Paris (School of Law), Senegal

Pilar MORAGA SARIEGO, Associate Professor of Environmental Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Chile, Santiago, Chili

Maria MUAVESI, Environmental Legal Officer, Pacific Centre for Environmental Governance, IUCN, Fidji

Shinya MURASE, Professor Emeritus, Sophia University Faculty of Law, Tokyo, Member and Special Rapporteur of the UN International Law Commission, Japan

Bouchra NADIR, Professor of Private Law at the University Mohammed V Rabat, Coordinator of the Master in Environmental Law and Sustainable Development, Morocco

Constance NALEGACH ROMERO, Senior Attorney Chief of cabinet, Ministry of Environment of Chile

Françoise NESI, Public Auditor to the criminal chamber of the French Court of Cassation, France

Laurent NEYRET, Professor, University Versailles Paris Saclay, Head of cabinet of the President of the Constitutional Council of the French Republic, France

Nilufer ORAL, Professor at the Istanbul Bilgi University Law Faculty, Member of the UN International Law Commission, Turkey

Nora PAILLON, Doctor of Law, Lawyer at the Bar of Montreal, Lecturer in International Environmental Law at UQAM and researcher at CERIUM, Canada 

Luciano PAREJO ALFONSO, Administrative Law Professor Emeritus at Carlos III de Madrid University, Spain

Teresa PAREJO NAVAJAS, Associate Professor of Law at Carlos III de Madrid University, Spain, Senior Advisor UN SDSN, New York

Cymie PAYNE, Associate Professor, Rutgers University, Chair of the IUCN WCEL Oceans, Coasts, and Coral Reefs Specialist Group (OSG), United States

Jacqueline PEEL, Professor of Law and Associate Director of the Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law, Melbourne Law School, Australia

Amedeo POSTIGLIONE, Director and Founder of ICEF, Honorary President of the Italian Court of Cassation, Italy

Tianbao QIN, Director, Research Institute of Environmental Law (RIEL), Wuhan University; Secretary-General, China Society of Environmental and Resources Law (CSERL), China

Fabienne QUILLERE MAJZOUB, Professor at the Rennes 1 University, Lebanon

Lavanya RAJAMANI, Professor at the Center for Policy Research in New Delhi, India

Rama S. RAO, Former Director of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) at the United Nations, India

Yvan RAZAFINDRATANDRA, Lawyer at the Paris Bar, Environmental Affairs Advisor, France

Vincent REBEYROL, Professor of Law at the EM Lyon Business School, Lawyer, France

Eckard REHBINDER, Professor emeritus of economic and environmental law, Research Centre for Environmental Law, Goethe University Frankfurt, Former Member and Chair of the German Advisory Council on the Environment, Former Regional Governor of the International Council of Environmental Law (ICEL), Germany

Nicholas A. ROBINSON, Professor at Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University, Co-Director of the Global Center for Environmental Legal Studies (GCELS), Executive Governor International Council of Environmental Law (ICEL), United States

Lisa SACHS, Director of the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), Columbia Law School – The Earth Institute, Columbia University, United States

James SALZMAN, Bren Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law, UCLA Law School, United States

Peter H. SAND, Institute of International Law, University of Munich, Formerly World Bank Legal Adviser for Environmental Affairs, Germany

Yacouba SAVADOGO, Expert Jurist in Environmental Law, IUCN, IUCN’s Central and West Africa Regional Office, Member of the World Commission on Environmental Law, Coordinator of the Fracophone African Network of Environmental Jurists (RAFJE), Burkina Faso

Patricia SAVIN, Partner, DS Avocats, Doctor of Law, Associate Professor at the University of Créteil, France

Tullio SCOVAZZI, Professor of International Law at the Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy

Dinah SHELTON, Professor, George Washington University, Former Member of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, United States

Patrick THIEFFRY, Lawyer at the Paris and New-York Bars, Thieffry & Associés, Associate Professor at the Sorbonne Law School, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

James THORNTON, Founding CEO of ClientEarth, Environmental lawyer and social entrepreneur, Republic of Ireland

Amado Jr. TOLENTINO, Professor of Environmental Law, Member of the Experts Group on Environment Law of the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) of the IUCN, Former Executive Governor (for developing countries), International Council of Environmental Law, Philippines

François-Guy TREBULLE, Professor, Director of the Sorbonne Law School, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

Eduardo VALENCIA OSPINA, Chair, International Law Commission of the United Nations, Former Special Rapporteur of the ILC on the Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters, Colombia

Jorge E. VINUALES, Professor at the University of Cambridge (Harold Samuel Chair of Law and Environmental Policy), Director of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG), Chairman of the Compliance Committee of the UNECE/WHO-Europe Protocol on Water and Health, Argentina

Christina VOIGT, Professor at the University of Oslo, Chair of the IUCN Specialist Group on climate change, legal advisor to the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and the Environment, Norway

Canfa WANG, Professor at the China University of Political Science and Law, Director of the the Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims (CLAPV), China

Catherine WARBURTON, Managing Director, Warburton Attorneys & IMBEWU Sustainability Legal Specialists (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

Michael D. WILSON, Associate Justice, Hawaii Supreme Court, Founding member of the Global Judicial Institute on the Environment, Adjunct faculty member of the Jindal Global University Law School in Sonipat in India, United States

Farhana YAMIN, International environmental lawyer, Founder and CEO of Track 0, United Kingdom

Margaret YOUNG, Associate Professor, Melbourne Law School, Australia

Jinfeng ZHOU, Secretary General of China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation, China; Vice Chairman of World Green Design Organization, Belgium