Dr Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (LCIL) in the University of Cambridge, UK, also Senior Director of the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) based at McGill University in Canada, has been honoured by the International Justitia Regnorum Fundamentum Award for 2016.
Dr. Cordonier Segger is also a Fellow of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG) and serves on its steering committee.
This award, founded by the Ombudsmen of the United Nations Human Rights Commission of Hungary in 2007, is granted for exemplary, outstanding achievement and professional activities carried out in the field of protection of human rights, including the rights of future generations, and is presented each year on the occasion of the anniversary of the establishment of the Ombudsman institution.
Dr. Cordonier Segger received the award for her achievements spanning two decades representing the interests of future generations and environmental protection, climate change, biodiversity, natural resources, and sustainable development, for her contributions as senior legal counsel and member of important global institutions for environmental and social justice, for her tireless efforts in development of treaty law and jurisprudence, and for her commitment to enlightening and mentoring a new global generation of international lawyers through editing and authoring over 80 publications, lecturing in prestigious universities, and founding international educational institutions and initiatives. According to the Laudatio, in Dr. Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger's decades of diversified work, a consistent dedication can be found for a love for nature, a commitment to inter-generational and intra-generational justice, and representation for the interests of future generations.