Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger

MCCS PortraitProf Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, DPhil (Oxon) MEM (Yale) BCL and LLB (McGill), is a professor, senior director and expert jurist in international law and governance on sustainable development. She holds 20 years of experience in international treaty negotiations, legal advice and programs leadership that spans 84 countries of the Americas, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Senior Director for the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL, an international legal research and education charitable institute based in Montreal Canada, Cambridge UK, Nairobi Kenya and Santiago Chile), she is is also Senior Legal Expert, Sustainable Development, for the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) based in Rome. She is a Trustee of the Trust for Sustainable Living of the UK, holds an Affiliated Fellowship at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (LCIL) of the University of
Cambridge, and serves as International Professor in the Faculty of Law University of Chile. Further, she is a Senior Research Associate for the
Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), a global institute in
the UN-CGIAR network, and Senior Legal Advisor / General Counsel to the
Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, a venerable international treaty for
conservation and sustainable use of wetlands and water resources. Prof
Cordonier Segger has published 18 books and over 80 papers in five
languages, including the law text book Sustainable Development Law (Oxford
University Press) with Dr A Khalfan, and co-edits the Cambridge University
Press Series on Implementing Treaties on Sustainable Development, serves
as Rapporteur of the International Law Association (ILA) Experts Committee
on Natural Resources, and is Councilor of the World Future Council.
Laureate of several prestigious awards and many international grants, she
holds commendations from the United Nations and over 40 governments. She
is fluent in English, French and Spanish, and also speaks basic
Portuguese, Italian and German.

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