To protect the heritage of humanity, we need a paradigm shift in thinking about law, in our conception of law and in its implementation in order to define the rights of future generations. What are the rights to which future generations can legitimately aspire? Today, these rights are poorly defined, poorly framed, and even totally orphaned. There are no recognized standards in the field of law to protect the quality of the air, the quality of and access to water, which are the two resources essential to life that are most threatened. Yet their quality and accessibility directly affect people’s health and dignity, not to mention the ability to sustain future generations through the responsible management and regeneration of plant and animal resources. The advisory committee will initiate a process of building the right of future generations to be discussed at the International Eco-citizenship Summit.

Based on the UN principles of sustainable development, the exchanges and reflections of the different axes of the Summit and the statement of principles that will emerge from this international meeting, the members of the Center for Regulation and Governance Law (CrRDG) will conduct interdisciplinary research on the transformation of norms and modes of regulation in order to ensure the consideration of current and future generations and their fundamental rights. Specialized in law, ethics, medicine, public health, communication, political science, economics, biology, hydraulic engineering, and the environment, the CrRDG members will be able to bring a rich and comprehensive perspective on these important issues.

Anne-Julie Asselin
Alexandre Bacon
Chloé Fauchon
Catherine Fournier
Sébastien Jodoin-Pilon
Jessie Labrecque
Marie-Claude Landry
Stéphanie Roy
Geneviève Roy-Lemieux
Lucie Thibodeau
Édith Vézina
Marie-Pier Thivierge

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