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13/07//2018: CIDCE at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF, New-York, 2018)

The HLPF is the main forum for dialogue on sustainable development of the United Nations. It has a central role in monitoring and reviewing the SDGs.

The forum meets annually under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council for eight days, and every four years at the level of Heads of State and Government under the auspices of the General Assembly for two days.

The 2018 Forum will be held from 9 to 18 July at the United Nations Headquarters in New York under the theme: “Transition to Sustainable and Resilient Societies”. 47 countries will voluntarily submit their national reviews. The focus this year will be on SDGs 6, 7, 11, 12, 15 and 17.

The CIDCE is indeed present at this meeting thanks to Professor James Robert May Jr. duly accredited:

« I made remarks on behalf of CIDCE at #3, a session that focused on procedural rights to information, participation and justice in environmental matters. Most of the discussion focused on a proposed agreement among 33 countries in Latin American and the Caribbean on procedural environmental rights. The agreement is inspired by but different from Aarhus. I asked about whether it supplements or supplants Articles 9-11 of 3rd Covenant. I also made mention of non-regression, and how the new agreement would promote the SDGs in general, and human dignity rights and principles of non-retrogression in particular. “

James R. May, Esq. J.D., LL.M., B.S.M.E. – Distinguished Professor of Law – Delaware Law School – Co-Founder, Dignity Rights Project – Co-Founder, Environmental Rights Institute – Co-Chair, Widener University Sustainability Council – Fellow, American College of Environmental Lawyers – Member, Phi Kappa Phi


27/06//2018: Symposium: “The ocean: the last frontier – beyond national jurisdictions, a common heritage?”

Symposium organized on November 09, 2018 by the Faculty of Law, Political Science and Management of the University of La Rochelle in partnership with the CIDCE. This symposium is sponsored by IUCN and WCEL. Registration and More information here .

26/06/2018: The CIDCE team for the Marrakech Conference is finally known!

On 10 and 11 December 2018, the International Conference on Migration of 2018 will be held in Marrakech (Morocco), during which the Global Compact for Safe, Ordained and Regular Migration will be adopted.

Rest assured, the CIDCE will not be on the sidelines of this event, especially since it has been working for more than a decade on the issue and is even author of a project of “International Convention on the environmentally displaced persons” which is no longer to be presented.

The CIDCE’s team is composed of the President, Professor Michel Prieur (France); the Brazilian national correspondent, Professor Tietzmann José Antonio; Professors DE ARAUJO Luciane Martins (Brazil), ERIN Daly (United States), SADEQ Houria tazi sadeq (Morocco) and Professor JUSTE RUIZ Jose (Spain).

A “side event” will be organized at the Faculty of Law of Marrakech with the Master of Human Rights and Public Freedoms (MDHLP) and the Research Group on Human Rights and the Transition to Democracy ( GRDHTD).

Registrations are however open for any member of CIDCE wishing to be part of this team.

25/06/2018: CIDCE at the World Water Forum in Brasilia


On March 18, at the occasion of the Alternative World Water Forum, France Libertés organized a round table questioning the obstacles to the effectiveness of the right to water in the world; with the participation of the CIDCE. International experts shared their experiences and exchanged with a knowledgeable and critical room.

HERE the report with the presentation of the representative of CIDCE, Jose Antonio Tietzmann from Brazil

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