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Climate Change Litigation InitiativeSpain

Rosa M. Fernández Egea

Rosa M. Fernández Egea is Doctor in Law by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2007) with her Thesis on Libre circulación de mercancías y protección del medio ambiente en la OMC (Marcial Pons, 2008) and Master in European Community Law by the same University (1999). She has been a research fellow in various foreign centers, inter alia, the Faculty of Law at the University of Hamburg (2004-2005), the WTO Headquarters in Geneva (2002, 2003) or the Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations of The Hague Academy of International Law (2008). She is the author of a number of works dealing with the international protection of the environment, in particular on its relationship with international trade, the fight against climate change and the sustainability of marine resources.  She is also co-editor of the books El cambio climático en Derecho internacional y comunitario (Fundación BBVA, 2009) and El Derecho internacional del medio ambiente: una visión desde Iberoamérica, (Cameron May, 2010). She is responsible of the Chronic on International Environmental Jurisprudence published in the Revista Catalana de Derecho Ambiental and member of the working group of the Spanish Observatory of Environmental Policies (since 2019). Currently she is Senior Lecture of International Public at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Albert Ruda

Albert Ruda is an Associate Professor in private law and the Dean of the Faculty of law at the University of Girona (Spain). He is a member of the European Law Institute (ELI), a founding member and chair of the ELI Spanish Hub, and a chair of the ELI Global Private Law Special Interest Group. He is a member of the Institute of European and Comparative Private Law of the University of Girona, member of the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL, Vienna), research fellow of the Utrecht Centre for Accountability and Liability Law (UCALL, Universiteit Utrecht), member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law and the Commission of Codification of Catalonia. He has been a reporter of the Trento “Common Core of European Private Law” Project (Environmental Liability), and is a former Van Calker scholar of the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law and former Japan Foundation scholar. He has authored two books and more than 100 papers on tort law, environmental liability, contract law, and other private law issues. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Wake Forest University School of Law, Nova Southeastern University Law School (USA) and Ryukoku University (Japan).

Sofia Simou

PHD in Administrative Law (Climate Change and Local Government Law -2019). Antoni Pedrol Rius award for the best doctoral thesis in Local Government Law for 2019. Adviser at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, Parliamentary Relations and Democratic Memory (2019-). Academic Secretary of the Institute of Local Government Law of the Autonomous University of Madrid (2012-2018). Lecturer in Administrative Law at the Autonomous University of Madrid (2012-2018) and in European Union Law at the IE University of Madrid (2018-2019). Law Degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) and postgraduate studies (Master's Degree) on European Union Law at the Autonomous University of Madrid. Visiting Scholar at the Great Cities Institute of the University of Illinois at Chicago (2010) and at the Institut für Medien- und Informationsrecht of the University of Freiburg (Germany, 2011-2012). Publications on urban planning, environmental law, the Services Directive, public contracts, municipal economic public activity. Participation in several research projects.