March 14, 2011
Eberhard P. Deutsch Lecture on International Law
"THE RIGHT TO KNOW: FREEDOM OF ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION
IN COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL LAW"
PETER H. SAND
Former Legal Adviser for Environmental Affairs at the World Bank, Washington, DC
MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2011, 5:30 P.M. TULANE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL
JOHN GIFFEN WEINMANN HALL • ROOM 110
Reception to follow in the Berkett Multipurpose Room
The Deutsch Lecture is given annually as a tribute to Eberhard Deutsch. The Eberhard P. Deutsch Chair of Public International Law was established in 1980 through the generosity of the late Colonel Eberhard P. Deutsch and his family. Colonel Deutsch was a distinguished Tulane Law School alumnus (L’25) with a national reputation in international and military law. The current holder of the Chair is Professor Günther Handl.
PETER H. SAND
Peter Sand is a former Legal Adviser for Environmental Affairs at the World Bank,Washington, D.C.; Chief of the Environmental Law Unit & Deputy Director of Environmental Management at the United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi; and Secretary General of CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), Morges & Gland, Switzerland.
Mr. Sand studied law at universities in German, France and Canada and holds degrees from the University of Saarbrücken and from McGill (LL.M). He began his professional career in academia, teaching at McGill’s Faculty of Law (1963-70), with a 3-year stint in between as Ford Foundation lecturer at the University of Addis Ababa. Thereafter he served in top legal positions at various international organizations, including the Food andAgriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome (1970-78) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva (1986-91), before joining the World Bank in 1992. Since retiring from the Bank in 1994, he has taught regularly at the University of Munich, Faculty of Law and as visiting professor at law schools in Europe and the U.S. He has served inter alia as Commissioner on the Panel on Environmental Claims, U.N. Compensation Commission and as Principal Programme Officer, UN Conference on Environment and Development.
Mr. Sand is the author or editor of numerous books and articles in the field of international environmental law as well as general international law. He is also the recipient of the 2004 Elizabeth Haub Prize for “exceptional achievements in the field of international environmental law.”