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Committee Members

Compliance Committee Members

 

 

Members of the Committee serve in a personal capacity and do not represent the countries of which they are nationals.

Compliance Committee 2014-2017

 

Chair Person: Mr. Jonas Ebbesson (Sweden)

Mr. Jonas Ebbesson is Professor of Environmental Law, Dean of the Faculty of Law, and Director of Stockholm Environmental Law and Policy Centre, at Stockholm University. In his research, Mr. Ebbesson essentially focuses on transboundary dimensions of environmental law. He has written substantially about legal aspects on public interests, public participation and access to justice in environmental law. This includes comparative work on access to justice in environmental matters in the EU, and studies on the notions of public participation and environmental impact assessments in international law. He also conducts research on responsibility for transnational corporations for harm to health and the environment, on justice aspects of environmental law, and on law and social-ecological resilience. He has acted as consultant for various governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental bodies as well as for law firms and environmental consultants.

 

 

Vice Chair Person: Mr. Alexander Kodjabashev (Bulgaria)

Mr. Alexander Kodjabashev is a Senior Partner specializing in environmental law matters at Dobrev & Partners in Sofia, Bulgaria. Mr. Kodjabashev is the founder of the Bulgarian Association of Municipal Environmental Experts, and is a member of the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide and Environmental Lawyers from Central and Eastern Europe. Mr. Kodjabashev was the legal advisor to the National Ecological Ecofund, where he oversaw the assessment of the legal aspects of financing for public-private partnership projects. In addition, Mr. Kodjabashev developed a legislative framework for the creation of the Water Regulatory Body in Bulgaria as well as a legal scheme for implementing the SAPARD programme for agricultural activities in Bulgaria. Mr. Kodjabashev attended the University of Sofia and obtained his law degree from the Robert Schumann University (now University of Strasbourg) in France.

 

 

Other Members:

Mr. Pavel Černý (Czech Republic)

Mr. Pavel Černý is a private attorney specializing on environmental, administrative and constitutional law and senior partner at Šikola  & Partners law firm in Brno. Mr. Černý is also  member of the Environmental Law Service, the first public interest law organization founded in the Czech Republic. In 2006-2011, he has been a member of the Legislative Council of the Government of the Czech Republic. Mr. Černý has published numerous articles and studies in the field of administrative and environmental law. He has participated on a number of analyses concerning implementation of the Aarhus Convention and EU environmental legislation. Mr. Černý has obtained his law degree at the Masaryk University of Brno.

 

 

Mr.Ion Diaconu (Romania)

Mr.Ion Diaconu is professor of international law, with a focus on human rights law, at universities in Bucharest. As a human rights expert, he is member of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination within the the United Nations and of the Committee for Regional and Minority Languages withih the Council of Europe.He is the author of numerous monographs and university textbooks on international law and human rights.

 

 

  

 

 

Ms Elena Fasoli (Italy)

Elena Fasoli is Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London where she teaches European Environmental Law and where she is a member of the European Union research project “EFFACE” on the fight against environmental crimes. In 2009 she passed the Italian Bar exam and in the same year she obtained her Ph.D. in international law in Milan. She was later appointed Senior Researcher at the University of Bologna where she taught public international law from 2010 to 2013. Dr. Fasoli has been external consultant to the Ministry of the Environment of Italy on EU law and international law issues from 2009 to 2013 and has on several occasions been a member of the Italian delegation to intergovernmental and expert meetings under the Aarhus Convention and the UNECE Water Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes. Her main areas of expertise are international litigation, State responsibility, international and European environmental law.

 

 

Ms. Heghine Hakhverdyan (Armenia)

Ms. Heghine Hakhverdyan is a lecturer of Environmental Law at the Faculty of Law, Yerevan State University (YSU). She also works as a lawyer at the Environmental Law Resource Centre of YSU. Since 2009, Ms. Hakhverdyan is a member of Armenian Bar Association and “Environmental Public Advocacy Centre” (EPAC) NGO – the first public interest environmental NGO established in Armenia. As an environmental law expert she has participated in various projects within the framework of ENPI FLEG and UNDP-GEF. Ms. Hakhverdyan is the co-author of the book “Environmental Law of Armenia” (Collection of legal acts). In 2009 Ms. Hakhverdyan obtained her Master’s Degree in Civil Law and Civil Procedure at YSU. Currently she is a PhD student at YSU doing research on legal issues relating to environmental insurance in the Armenia.

 

 

Mr. Jerzy Jendrośka (Poland)

Dr. Jerzy Jendrośka is the Managing Partner of Jendrośka Jerzmanski Bar & Partners, which is an environmental law firm based in Poland; and Adjunct Professor of European and International Law at Opole University, and of Environmental Law at Wroclaw University. Dr. Jendrośka has been involved in the Aarhus Convention process since the very beginning, including serving as the Vice-chair of the Aarhus Convention negotiations (1996-1998), as the Secretary to the Aarhus Convention (1998-1999) and as the vice-Chair (1999-2002) and later the Chair (2002-2003) of the Aarhus Convention Bureau. In addition, Dr. Jendrośka serves as an arbitrator at the Permanent Court of Arbitrage in the Hague (since 2002) and as a member of the Implementation Committee of the Espoo Convention (since 2004). Dr. Jendrośka has authored or edited about 28 books and 250 articles on environmental law. Dr. Jendrośka obtained his Master of Laws from Wroclaw University and  Ph.D. from the Institute of Law at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. Dr. Jendroska also received a Diploma in International Law from the Vienna University Summer School.

 

 

Mr Alistair McGlone (United Kingdom)

Mr. Alistair McGlone is an international environmental law consultant and a director of Alistair McGlone and Associates Limited. He advises the Montreal Protocol Technical and Economic Assessment Panel, writes for Channel 4 UK and is a specialist on compliance. Formerly he was the Team Leader for the International, EU, and Knowledge Management Team in the Treasury Solicitors, advising the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in London; his responsibilities included leading a team focusing on international legal issues especially the negotiation of multilateral environmental agreements and instruments, cross-cutting EU issues, and domestic legal advice on GMOs.  He has been active in international environmental law since 1989. Career highlights include leading the UK delegation that negotiated the Aarhus Convention, and chairing the Aarhus Convention Working Group that prepared the compliance committee decision. He is a veteran of the 1992 Earth Summit, where he was a lead negotiator on the Rio Declaration, in particular principle 10. He holds a Masters degree from the Queen’s College Oxford and qualified a Solicitor in 1981.

 

 

Ms. Dana Zhandaeva (Kazakhstan)

Ms. Dana Zhandaeva is currently working as a free-lance, independent consultant on issues related to international law. Ms. Zhandaeva has gained extensive professional experience over the past sixteen years in international project management, research and analysis, and has worked with a number of international organizations, including the UN. She holds an LL.M. degree in international law and the law of international organisations, with a focus on international environmental law. Some projects she was involved in legal analysis include: ensuring environmental sustainability in the Republic of Kazakhstan and analyzing the provisions of the Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea.

 

 

 

 

2011-2014

Chair Person: Mr. Jonas Ebbesson (Sweden)

Vice Chair Person: (until February 2012) Ms. Svitlana Kravchenko (Ukraine) 

                               (from March 2012) Mr. Alexander Kodjabashev (Bulgaria)

Members:

Ms. Ellen Hey (Netherlands)

Mr. Jerzy Jendrośka (Poland)

Mr. Gerhard Loibl (Austria)

Mr. Pavel Cerny (Czech Republic)

Mr. Ion Diaconu (Romania)

Ms. Heghine Hakyverdyan (Armenia)

Ms. Dana Zhandaeva (Kazakhstan) (from March 2012, replacing Ms. Svitlana Kravchenko)

2008-2011

Chair Person: Mr. Veit Koester (Denmark)

Vice Chair Person: Ms. Svitlana Kravchenko (Ukraine)

Members:

Mr. Merab Barbakadze (Georgia)

Mr. Jonas Ebbesson (Sweden)

Ms. Ellen Hey (Netherlands)

Mr. Jerzy Jendrośka (Poland)

Mr. Alexander Kodjabashev (Bulgaria)

Mr. Gerhard Loibl (Austria)

Mr. Vadim Ni (Kazakhstan)

2005-2008

Chair Person: Mr. Veit Koester (Denmark)

Vice Chair Person: Ms. Svitlana Kravchenko (Ukraine)

Members:

Mr. Merab Barbakadze (Georgia)

Mr. Jonas Ebbesson (Sweden)

Mr. Sandor Fulop (Hungary)

Mr. Jerzy Jendrośka (Poland) (from 21 May 2006)

Ms. Eva Kruzikova (Czech Republic) (up to 20 May 2006)

Mr. Gerhard Loibl (Austria)

Mr. Vadim Ni (Kazakhstan)

2002-2005

Chair Person: Mr. Veit Koester (Denmark)

Vice Chair Person: Ms. Svitlana Kravchenko (Ukraine)

Members:

Mr. Merab Barbakadze (Georgia)

Ms. Elizabeth France (UK)

Mr. Sandor Fulop (Hungary)

Ms. Eva Kruzikova (Czech Republic) 

Mr. Laurent Mermet (France)

Mr. Vadim Ni (Kazakhstan)