Marie-Claire Cordonier-Segger, IC3 member & Professor, receives prestigious International Justice Award

Monday, May 25, 2020

Congratulations to Professor Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, Long Standing International Law Association Board Member, Laureate of the prestigious new Weeramantry International Justice Award

Marie-Claire Cordonier-Segger is a professor at the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED) in the Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo.Cordonier-Segger headshot Cordonier-Segger has received the International Justice Award, which honours the legacy of His Excellency Judge CG Weeramantry, Vice-President of the International Court of Justice and recipient of the UNESCO Prize for Peace and Education. 

“It is a great honour to share this international award with his Honour Judge Szabo and Advocate Gunasekera. We are very deeply committed to the mentorship and inspiration that, as Weeramantry International Justice Award laureates, we can give back to the global community which His Excellency Justice CG Weeramantry gave us.”  Marie-Claire Cordonier-Segger

The award was presented by the Weeramantry family on May 15th, 2020, during the online global symposium on Human Rights, the Sustainable Development Goals and the Law which engaged over 1,404 registrants from over 101 countries, and was hosted by McGill University Faculty of Law Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP), the University of Montreal Faculty of Law, the Balsillie School of International Affairs Fulbright Chair in Global Governance, the University of Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Governance (CEENRG), the Center for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL), and other partners.

Cordonier-Segger is recognized for her achievements in fields of sustainable development and international law. She was awarded the 2020 International Justice Award for her outstanding legal scholarship and teaching, and for her leadership of international foundations, councils and networks including the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL), the Climate Law and Governance Initiative with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Biodiversity Law and Governance Initiative with the Convention on Biological Diversity and UN-Environment and as a senior advisor of the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change.

“Her leadership on sustainability and climate change law and governance is a gift to Canada and the world.” Jean Andrey, Dean, Faculty of Environment

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