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Climate Change Litigation InitiativeFrance

Maud Sarliève

Maud Sarliève is a Human Rights and International Criminal Lawyer advocating for creative legal thinking to mitigate Climate Change and protect the environment. She holds a Master in International Law from the University of Paris-Nanterre, an LLM in European Law from Trinity College Dublin and is licensed to practice law in France. After a couple of years practising as a corporate lawyer in Prague and Paris, Maud switched to specialise in complex international human rights and criminal investigations. Over the last 10 to 15 years, she has operated in conflict and post conflict zones for international jurisdictions and organisations such as the United Nations and the European Union. Her cases have taken her to South East Asia, the Middle East, the Balkans, East Africa or Latin America. Since 2016, Maud has been researching how her expertise can assist in addressing the climate crisis. Her publications explore the challenges associated to the definition of the crime of ecocide and to holding corporations accountable for their contribution to climate change and environmental destruction. Maud has given lectures and conferences on these issues at academic institutions around the world and contributes as an independent expert to various research projects on environmental and climate issues.