CUNCR CJ II Outcome Document
Second Annual Climate Justice Seminar: “Global Governance of Climate: Fit for Purpose?”
Climate Justice II (CJ2) – 16-20 July, 2018 Corfu & Epirus, Greece
Second Annual Climate Justice Seminar: “Global Governance of Climate: Fit for Purpose?”
Climate Justice II (CJ2) – 16-20 July, 2018 Corfu & Epirus, Greece
Resident Research Fellow (Algeria)
Dr. Anissa Haddadi, PhD International Relations, London School of Economics & Political Science, London, UK. She has been visiting Research Fellow at the Center for Postcolonial Studies, Goldsmith University, UK, and has thought, GTA, at the International Relations Department of London School of Economics.
Dr. Antonios Kouroutakis is Assistant Professor at IE University in Madrid, Spain and he has taught a variety of law courses and conducted research at the City University of Hong Kong, the Free University of Berlin, FVG Sao Paolo, and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Kouroutakis received a DPhil in Law from University of Oxford and an LLM form UCLA School of Law. Dr. Kouroutakis’ research interests lie mainly in the field of constitutional engineering, public law and regulation.
In particular, Dr Kouroutakis is interested in the concept of separation of powers, rule of law, emergency legislation, and the regulation of new technologies; he has published widely on these topics in international and peer reviewed journals, and his work has been cited in numerous reports while his research on the constitutional value of sunset clauses was cited by the British Parliament.
Dr. Thomas L Muinzer is from Northern Ireland, and undertook his qualifying law degree and other legal qualifications at Queen’s University Belfast. He has been a friend/member of CUNCR for some time now, commencing collaboration with the group almost 3 years ago, and contributes to the group as an academic advisor. He is currently a Lecturer in Law at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at Dundee, Scotland. He has been involved in an advisory capacity with a broad range of energy, environmental and other actors, including NGOs, political representatives in the UK’s devolved governments, and others.
He has written two books, one of which is the first monograph on the world’s first case of a national Parliament implementing economy-wide legally binding long-term emissions reduction targets in national framework legislation order to combat climate change: https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319946696
He is currently compiling the first edited collection on state-level climate framework legislation for Hart Publishing.
He is Co-editor of Freckle Magazine, the sustainability-themed magazine that celebrates people and place in Ireland and beyond, read widely in Ireland – http://www.frecklenorthernireland.org/subscribeandbuy/
Maggie is what some have called a reluctant academic. Driven by an inordinate sense of purpose to better understand the nature of leadership and governance on the African continent and in her home country Kenya, she recently undertook her PhD studies in International Relations at the London School of Economics. Her thesis, ‘A Re-Imagining of the State in Africa’ sought to move away from the traditionally state-centred analysis of politics and state in Africa, focusing instead, on the role of ideas and leadership in shaping state formation processes on the same.
Prior to joining the LSE, Maggie worked as a research consultant at the Institute for Security Studies and thereafter, joined the Kenya Institute of Governance where she led a series of nationwide workshops on Collaborative Leadership and Dialogue in Kenya in conjunction with the United Nations Development Programme. Bringing together key leaders in government, civil society and the public sector, the programme aimed at supporting the transformation of Kenya’s leadership through the development of effective and holistic strategies for managing and resolving differences while building inclusive processes that advance governance.
Maggie is an ESRC scholar and more recently, a postdoctoral researcher at the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa at the LSE.
Dr. Saeed Bagheri is Visiting Post-Doctoral Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) where he served as the Max Weber Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Law Department from September 2017 to August 2018. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge (Summer 2018), Visiting Lecturer at University College London (UCL) and Visiting Fellow at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University Law School (Spring 2018), and Assistant Professor of Public International Law at Akdeniz University in Turkey (2015-17).
He studied human rights law and international law in Iran and Turkey. He obtained his doctoral degree from Ankara University in 2015. Dr. Bagheri is an Editorial Board of the Scholink published peer-reviewed Journal of Economics, Law and Policy. His main research interests lie primarily in the area of public international law, the law of armed conflict and war studies, law on the use of armed force, international peace and security, human rights, nuclear weapons and disarmament.
Activist with a degree in International Relations, Youth Climate Ambassadors Liaison at CUNCR and Latinas For Climate Communications Coordinator (Mexico)
Francisco Plancarte, a graduate of Mexican and USA law schools, with specialty in domestic and comparative laws, has been a practicing lawyer in the state of Jalisco in Mexico for nearly 40 years.
In addition, Mr. Plancarte, since 2001, when he founded the non-profit, Planetafila AC (accredited by the UN DPI), has been active in civil society and NGO activities advocating United Nations reform and promoting Charter review and establishment of a global parliament (PARMUN). His current civil society efforts, with collaboration with several other Mexican NGOs, is focused on amending Article 39 of the constitution of Mexico to adhere to a federation of nations based on parliamentary representation of global citizens.
Egresado de la facultad de Derecho de la UNAM y Maestro en Derecho Comparado, becado por la New
York University (NYU 1969-1970)
▪ Abogado fiscalista y corporativo para la creación de diversos grupos empresariales como:
Grupo Zapata, Organización Autrey, Grupo Herdez; Grupo Corvi
▪ Asesor de la Asociación Mexicana de Distribuidores de Automotores (AMDA)
▪ Consejero Nacional de COPARMEX (1982-1994)
▪ Presidente del Capítulo Jalisco de la barra mexicana, Colegio de Abogados del 2002 a 2004
▪ Actualmente miembro de:
La Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados desde 1971
AMEXE Asociación Mexicana de Expresidentes Empresariales A.C.
Interamerican Bar Association con sede en Washington D.C. desde 1970
▪ Miembro de Union Internationale des Avocats con sede en París (1980 – 1985)
▪ En alguna ocasión miembro de:
Barra Internacional de Abogados con sede en Londres
American Bar Association con sede en Chicago
▪ Consejero de diversas asociaciones y cámaras empresariales como:
Presidente del Consejero Directivo del Capitulo Pacifico de la US-México Chamber Commerce de
2012 a 2014
▪ Activista en el ámbito internacional:
Participó en diversos congresos y eventos del Programa DPI/NGOS de la ONU en México y
Ha participado en eventos de ongs en Ginebra, Bruselas, Paris, Nicaragua, Japón, Norte de
África, Libia y Marruecos
En 2012 en Filipinas fue nominado para un premio por la Paz mundial por la Gusi Fundation
▪ Conferencista sobre la revisión de la carta de San Francisco de la ONU, con el fin de crear conciencia de
la necesidad de transformar la Asamblea General de la ONU hacia un Parlamento Mundial, con
fundamento en al artículo 109 de dicha Carta.
▪ Promotor junto con estudiantes universitarios y otras ONGs de varios modelos del Parlamento Mundial
Ciudadano en el Congreso de la Unión al igual que la reforma al artículo 39 de la Constitución Mexicana
hacia la adhesión a México a una federación de Naciones con sistema parlamentario.
▪ Fundador de Planetafilia A.C. en el año 2001 y la resolución PARMUN, donde se propone la creación de
un parlamento mundial ciudadano, organismo que se entregó a un grupo de jóvenes universitarios.
▪ Presidente de diversos clubes rotarios, y a nivel internacional promotor ante el Consejo de Legislación
de Rotary Internacional la Declaración Rotaria por la Paz Mundial, que fue aprobada por dicho Consejo
de R.I. en el año 2010
▪ Socio actual del despacho Guzmán y Plancarte con el apoyo de servicios notariales de la Notaria 49
▪ Director General del Centro Mexicano de Responsabilidad Global CEMERG, A.C.
▪ Representante del PAN ante el Consejo electoral del Estado de Jalisco, durante los años 1997-2000
▪ Comisionado Federal del Partido Acción Nacional de la elección presidencial de 1987 y 1988
▪ En el año 2005 renunció voluntariamente al Partido Acción Nacional para continuar dirigiendo la ONG
internacional: Planetafilia, A.C. acreditada ante el Programa DPI/NGOS de la ONU, así como la
implementación de la Resolución PARMUN hacia un Parlamento Mundial Ciudadano en cuatro etapas
Law graduate who received her Master’s degree in European Law with a specialization in Human Rights Law at Maastricht University, Netherlands. Her main areas of interest are International environmental law and equality and anti-discrimination law. Before joining CUNCR, Blanca completed an internship at the Spanish Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva in the Human Rights Department where she drafted reports on a number of topics discussed during the Human Rights Council and conducted research. She also completed an internship at the Spanish Permanent Representation before the European Union in the Environment Department.
Jennifer Uchendu is a sustainability communicator, analyst, and founder of SustyVibes, a social enterprise changing the way young people conceptualize Sustainability in Nigeria. Through her work at SustyVibes, her sustainability work is focused on climate change, ecofeminism and youth development. SustyVibes has gained popularity via her innovative projects that engage young people through community advocacy, pop-culture, capacity building, and trendy online publications – Jennifer has been said to be making sustainability cool in Nigeria; making a case for the advancement of the green economy in Africa.
Following work experience in the FMCG, government and online retail sectors in Nigeria; she decided to set up SustyVibes in 2016 which initially began as an online blog and quickly grew to a community with over three hundred community members operating across the country recognized by the United Nations, African Union and other International Organisations.
Jennifer holds a bachelor’s in Biochemistry from Covenant University and certificates from Cambridge University, Lagos Business School, European Energy Centre, and Global Reporting Initiative respectively. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Development Studies at the Prestigious Institute of Development, University of Sussex under the Chevening Scholarship. She is a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow, Bill and Melinda Gates GoalKeeper and the co-author of the e-book titled: A Guide to Business Sustainability in Nigeria.
Founding president of the environmental association Amis de la Planete du Cameroun (APC)
School Prize for Peace and Cooperation 2010 and Mundialito 2011 Laureat in Spain on Climate Change
Young Climate Ambassador
Intern at the Ministry of Decentralization and Local Development of Cameroon.
Joyce is co-founder of several organizations like the Latin American Observatory of Geopolitics of Energy (Infrastructure, Technology, Security and Energy Integration) where she acts as the President of the UNILA (Federal University of Latin American Integration) Chapter with the organization Student Energy. The Binational Youth Collective of the Parana Basin 3, and the Foz do Iguaçu Educative & Environmental Observatory. In Paraguay she co-founded the National Youth Network for Water, and the Youth Network for Climate Action Paraguay, organizing since 2016 the National COYs (Conference of Youth on Climate Change). Joyce is a member of the World Youth Parliament for Water WYPW (also part of the Blue Peace Initiative, promoting water transboundary cooperation), and the Climate Reality Project Brazil.
Joyce is co-founder of several organizations like the Latin American Observatory of Geopolitics of Energy where she acts as the President of the UNILA (Federal University of Latin American Integration) Chapter with the organization Student Energy. The Binational Youth Collective of the Parana Basin 3, and the Foz do Iguaçu Educative & Environmental Observatory. In Paraguay she co-founded the National Youth Network for Water, and the Youth Network for Climate Action Paraguay, organizing since 2016 the National COYs (Conference of Youth on Climate Change). Joyce is a member of the World Youth Parliament for Water WYPW (also part of the Blue Peace Initiative, promoting water transboundary cooperation), and the Climate Reality Project Brazil.
Associate Program Manager
Margaretha Wewerinke-Singh is an Assistant Professor of Public International Law at Leiden University and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Environmental Law at the University of the South Pacific. Her academic work broadly speaking focuses on the role of law in realising human rights, sustainable development and climate justice. Her recent book, State Responsibility, Climate Change and Human Rights (Hart Publishing) explains when and where State action related to climate change may amount to a violation of human rights. Margaretha’s research builds on more than a decade of involvement in legal processes relating to sustainable development and human rights. Amongst other things, she has acted as a legal adviser to governments at international climate change negotiations, represented non-governmental organisations at the UN Human Rights Council, and advised the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the nexus between climate change and human rights in Africa. She is currently advising the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Regional Office for the Pacific on human rights and climate justice, and serves as the Deputy Regional Director for Europe of the Global Network on Human Rights and the Environment. She is also a founding Board Member of the Climate Justice Fund, a one of a kind financial facility to support the development and use of legal avenues towards global climate justice.
Margaretha holds a PhD from the European University Institute, a European Master’s in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) from the European Inter-University Centre on Human Rights and Democratisation, a Graduate LLB from Nottingham Law School and a BA (Philosophy) and BSc (Cultural Anthropology & Development Studies) from the Radboud University. She received a Lord Justice Holker Award from the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn (London) and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2014. She is an Attorney at Blue Ocean Law, a boutique international law firm based in Guam specialising in human rights and indigenous rights, self-determination and environmental justice in the Pacific.
Dr.Wolfgang PAPE is currently free writer and lecturer after recent Fellowships in Seoul and Taipei, having served the European Commission over thirty years. His last diplomatic posting was as First Councillor in Tokyo, where he managed the EU-Japan Centre. Previously in Brussels, he was in charge of the ‘Asia Strategy’ and contributed to the ‘White Paper on Governance’ of the EC. In the 1990’s, Wolfgang worked in the think tank of EC President Delors (incl. a fellowship at the Brookings Institution, USA). Beforehand, he coordinated Asian cases in anti-dumping, after having served the EC during six years in Tokyo until 1988.
Educated in Kassel (D) and New York (USA), he studied law and economics at the universities of Marburg (D) and Genève (CH), researched for his PhD during two years at Kyoto University (J) and Harvard (USA) following his study of Japanese in Osaka (J). He received his Dr.iuris in Freiburg (D) with his book on Japanese law, before joining the EC in 1982, after work as Advisor at the Embassy of Japan in Bonn (D).
His publications in English, German, Japanese and French cover Europe and Asia as well as global governance, for which he coined the term “Omnilateralism” (see http://omnilateralism.blogspot.com).
PhD candidate in Philosophy and Political Thought at “ScuolaNormaleSuperiore”, Pisa. He works especially on theories of democracy and critical theory.
Alumnus of the “College of Europe”, he recently developed research interests on IR theory, geopolitics and theories of global justice, being also member of the former Council of WFM-IGP (World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy) and ideating the UN World Citizens’ Initiative concept. He also worked at “Association Jean Monnet” and in the Mediation and Dialogue Support Unit of the European Parliament (DG External Policies, Directorate for Democracy Support).
He established journals of cultural and political debate such as “ilcontesto” and “ilPensieroDemocratico”, worked at “Corriere della Sera” and “La Repubblica” and currently collaborates with “Micromega” and “The Federalist Debate”.
His researches for CUNCR focus on UN Security Council reform/UN Charter review and on possible models of participatory and deliberative democracy at the global level.
Undergraduate student at University of California, Davis. Majoring in Political Science and Chinese Language and Literature; with a minor in French. President and Event Coordinator of California Women’s List, UCDavis Chapter; an organization which promotes pro-choice democratic women in office.
Plans to get an LLM in International Law once she graduates in June 2020.
MA student in International Relations and European Studies at Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne University with a minor in Chinese at l’Inalco in Paris. She also graduated with honors from a Bachelors in Public Law and Political Science at the Catholic University of Paris. Before joining CUNCR, Anne-Laure was highly involved in Model United Nations in Paris and other European cities.
Member of the Board
Marjolijn Snippe holds a master’s degree in international law from the University of Amsterdam. She is a founding member of the Centre for United Nations Constitutional Research (CUNCR). Marjolijn Snippe, for several years was Erskine Childers research-assistant (reform and renewing the United Nations), and co-editor of “Erskine Barton Childers – For a democratic United Nations and the Rule of Law”, published by the Dag Hammarskjold Foundation in 2011. She is also a board member of the World Federalist Movement in the Netherlands (WFBN), and co-editor of the WFBN-quarterly “Eén Wereld” (One World).