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Guillaume Futhazar

Senior Research Fellow

Main Fields of Research:

International Governance, International Environmental Law, Interactions between Science and Law, Biological Diversity

Academic Career:

Since 06/2018: Senior Research Fellow at the MPIL

2013-2018: Ph.D. Candidate in Public Law at the CERIC (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales et Communautaires) -  Aix-Marseille University

Research title: "The modalities of influence of the IPBES on the evolution of international environmental law in the Mediterranean"

Research under the supervision of Sandrine Maljean Dubois and Wolfgang Cramer

2011-2013: Master in International and European Environmental Law - Aix-Marseille Univeristy (A-Midex Excellency Label)

2008-2011: Law degree - University of Reunion Island - Aix-Marseille University

Recent Publications

  • L’évolution du droit international de l’environnement en Méditerrannée Quelles modalités d'influence pour l'IPBES. Confluence des Droits, Aix-en-Provence, 2020, 606 p.
  • The normative nature of the ecosystem approach: A Mediterranean case study. In: Transnational Environmental Law First view article , 1-25 (2020).
  • The conceptual challenges of invasive alien species to non-human rights. In: Journal of Human Rights and the Environment vol.11, 224-243 (2020).
  • Good Faith. In: The UN Friendly Relations Declaration at 50 An Assessment of the Fundamental Principles of International Law, Jorge Viñuales (ed.). CUP, Cambridge 2020, 189-228 (with Anne Peters).
  • Biodiversity, species protection, and animal welfare under international law. In: Studies in Global Animal Law, Anne Peters (ed.). Springer , Berlin 2020, 95-108.
  • Research and Innovation. In: A Global Pact for the Environment – Legal Foundations, Yann Aguila & Jorge Viñuales (ed.). CUP, Cambridge 2019, 115-121 (with Sandrine Maljean-Dubois).


Further Publications


Université Catholique de Lille - Master 1 - 1st Semester 2019/2020

Architecture Juridique du Système International (together with Dr Carolyn Moser)

Participation in Conferences at Home and Abroad

"Nature’s rights, animals’ rights: Questioning the divide between ecocentrism and anthropocentrism"Presentation at the 29th IVR World Congress, University of Lucerne , Lucerne, 07.07.2019 - 12.07.2019

"Making Legal Sense of the Ecosystem Approach A Mediterranean Case Study",Presentation at the 19th International Wildlife Law Conference - University of Barcelona , Barcelona, 03.06.2019 - 04.06.2019

Participation as the MPIL representative to the 7th Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), UNESCO Headquarters , Paris, 29.04.2019 - 04.05.2019

"The Procedural Standardization of the Interface Between Science and Policy in the Biodiversity Regimes: Harmonizing the Way of “Science Speaks to Power” Presentation for the Interest Group Event: ‘Sound Science-Based Regulation in the Post-Truth Era: Domestic and International Rule of Law Under Fire’, co-organised with the Interest Group on International  Bio Law, ESIL Research Forum, Göttingen, 3 April 2019, Göttingen, 04.04.2019 - 05.04.2019


2019 prize for the best PH. D dissertation defended in 2018 within the Unite Mixte de Recherche (UMR) "Droit International, Compare et Europeen" (DICE)



Member of the World Commission on Environmental Law / Early Career Group (IUCN)