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Professor Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger

Professor Marie-Claire Cordonier  Segger

Centre Fellow


Biography:

Professor Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, DPhil (Oxon) MEM (Yale) BCL and LLB (McGill), is a senior director, award-winning expert jurist and professor of law and governance on sustainable development. She is a full professor of law at the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED) in the University of Waterloo, Canada, has published over 22 books and 80 papers, edits a series of volumes for Cambridge University Press on implementing treaties on sustainable development, and serves on the editorial boards of several law journals. She currently chairs several international experts commissions, lectures on international law and sustainable development, serves as senior director of the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL), an international legal education and research institute, and advises several inter-governmental organizations on legal elements of climate change, biodiversity, natural resources governance and trade and investment. She is laureate of the Justitia Fundamentum Regnorum award and other honours for her efforts on behalf of future generations, and her books have been translated into six languages.

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Key Publications

 

BOOKS

Forthcoming:

M.C. Cordonier Segger, Athena’s Treaties? Crafting Trade and Investment for Sustainable Development Governance (Oxford University Press, accepted, forthcoming 2019).

M.C. Cordonier Segger & M Szabo, eds, Implementing International Law through Domestic Institutions for Inter-Generational Justice (Cambridge University Press, accepted, forthcoming 2019).

M.C. Cordonier Segger & D.A. Wardell eds, Implementing CITES for Sustainable Development (Cambridge University Press, accepted, forthcoming 2019).

Published:

M.C. Cordonier Segger w HE CJ Weeramantry, eds, Sustainable Development in International Courts and Tribunals (Routledge, 2017).

M.C. Cordonier Segger and F. Perron-Welch, eds., Legal Aspects of Implementing the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013).

S. Jodoin and M.C. Cordonier Segger, eds., Sustainable Development, International Criminal Justice and Treaty Implementation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013).

M. Michel, M.C. Cordonier Segger, M Gehring and F Gelinas, Responsibility, Fraternity and Sustainability in Law: In Memory of the Hon Charles Doherty Gonthier (LexisNexis, 2012).

M.C. Cordonier Segger, M. Gehring and A. Newcombe, eds., Sustainable Development in World Investment Law (The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 2010).

M Gehring, M.C. Cordonier Segger and T McInerney, eds., Sustainable Development in Project Finance (Rome: IDLO, 2009).

 

SELECTED PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

MC Cordonier Segger, “Crafting International Trade and Investment Treaties on Sustainable Development” (2019, submitted) McGill Journal for Sustainable Development Law 

MC Cordonier Segger, P Holmgren & DA Wardell, “Financing Sustainable Landscapes through Innovative International Economic Law and Governance Instruments” (2018) Global Journal of Comparative Law Vol 7 / 1, p169

MC Cordonier Segger, “Inspiration for Integration: Interpreting International Trade and Investment Accords for Sustainable Development” (2017) Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law Vol 3 / 1, p159

MC Cordonier Segger, “Advancing the Paris Agreement on Climate Change for Sustainable Development” (2017) Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law Vol 5 / 2, p202

MC Cordonier Segger, “Sustainable Development through the 2015 Paris Agreement” (2017) Canadian International Lawyer Vol 11 / 2, p124

M Gehring, S Stephenson & MC Cordonier Segger, “Sustainability Impact Assessments as Inputs and as Interpretative Aids in International Investment Law” (2016) Journal of World Investment and Trade Vol 17, p155

C Haywood, DA Wardell, MC Cordonier Segger & P Holmgren, “Legal Frameworks for Implementing REDD+ in Zambia, Mozambique and Tanzania: Opportunities for a Sustainable Landscapes Approach” (2015) Carbon Climate Law Review  Vol 9 / 2, p130

MC Cordonier Segger and F Phillips, “Indigenous Traditional Knowledge for Sustainable Development: The Biodiversity Convention and Plant Treaty Regimes” Journal of Forest Research (2015) 20:5 p430

M.C. Cordonier Segger and Y. Saito, “Innovative Legal Measures for Climate Change Response in the Green Economy: Integrating Opportunity, Equity and Inclusion” (2013) World Bank Legal Review 5

M.C. Cordonier Segger, “Sustainability, Global Justice and the Law” (2010) McGill Law Journal 54:4

 

SELECTED PEER-REVIEWED CONTRIBUTIONS TO BOOKS

M.C. Cordonier Segger, “UN Treaties on the Environment and Sustainable Development” in Handbook of United Nations Treaties, D Malone et al, ed (OUP 2019 fc).

M.C. Cordonier Segger, “Intergenerational Equity in Implementing International Law on Climate Change” in Intergenerational Justice in Sustainable Development Treaty Implementation, MC Cordonier Segger & M Szabo, eds (Cambridge: CUP 2019 fc).

M.C. Cordonier Segger, “Commitments to Sustainable Development through International Law and Policy” in Sustainable Development in International Courts and Tribunals MC Cordonier Segger w HE CG Weeramantry, eds (London: Routledge, 2017)

M.C. Cordonier Segger, J Cabrera & M Yeater “Protected Species, Sustainable Development and the Law” in Implementing CITES on Sustainable Development, MC Cordonier Segger & A Wardell, eds (Cambridge: CUP, 2017 fc)

M.C. Cordonier Segger, M Gehring & A Wardell, “REDD+ Instruments, International Investment Rules and Sustainable Landscapes” in Research Handbook on REDD+ and International Law C Voigt, ed (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2016)

M.C. Cordonier Segger & M Gehring, “Overcoming Obstacles with Opportunities: Trade and Investment Agreements for Sustainable Development” in International Investment Law and Development: Bridging the Gap S Schill, C Tams & R Hofmann, eds (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2015)

M.C. Cordonier Segger, “Innovative Legal Solutions for Investment Law and Sustainable Development Challenges” in Bridging the Gap Between International Investment Law and the Environment Y Levashova et al, eds (Amsterdam: Eleven, 2015)

M.C. Cordonier Segger and M Gehring, “Climate Change and International Trade and Investment Law” in International Law in the Era of Climate Change R. Rayfuse and S. V. Scott, eds (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2013).

M.C. Cordonier Segger, C. Frison and J. Medaglia Cabrera, “Scoping Future Trends in International Law on Biosafety” in Legal Aspects of Implementing the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety M.C. Cordonier Segger and C. Frison, eds. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013).

M.C. Cordonier Segger, “International Criminal Law and its Relationship to Sustainable Development” in Sustainable Development, International Criminal Justice and Treaty Implementation S. Jodoin and M.C. Cordonier Segger, eds. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013).

M.C. Cordonier Segger, “Sustainability in Law / Le développement durable en droit” in Responsibility, Fraternity and Sustainability in Law: In Memory of the Hon Charles Doherty Gonthier M. Michel, M.C. Cordonier Segger, M Gehring and F Gelinas (LexisNexis, 2012).

M.C. Cordonier Segger and A. Newcombe, “Integrating International Investment, Environmental and Social Law” in Sustainable Development in World Investment Law M.C. Cordonier Segger, M. Gehring and A. Newcombe, eds. (The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 2012).

M.C. Cordonier Segger and M. Gehring, “Making Progress? Climate Change, Sustainable Development and International Trade and Investment Law” in Legal Aspects of Carbon Trading: Kyoto, Copenhagen and Beyond, eds. C. Streck and D. Freestone (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).

M.C. Cordonier Segger, “Sistemas de inversión y comercio para economías bajas en emisiones de carbono más sustentables” in Nuevo Marco Legal para el Cambio Climático, ed. P Moraga (Santiago: LOM, 2009)

M.C. Cordonier Segger, “International Law on Sustainable Development” in Routledge Handbook of International Law, ed. D. Armstrong (New York: Routledge, 2009).