Wednesday 29 August (14:00-16:00)

Workshop A

Global investors and local investments: Challenges and opportunities presented by local objectors and indigenous/tribal communities to international investment

Organised by AIJA Commissions: Environmental / Energy Law

The workshop will cover:

  • The rights of indigenous/tribal communities,
  • Nimbyism and infrastructure development,
  • Community participation in energy projects.


  • Guan Schaiko, Lawyer, Stibbe, Belgium

Paris agreement and impact on a globalized environmental protection law – current way France is dealing with the Paris agreement


  • Matthieu Wemaëre, lawyer, admitted at the Brussels and Paris Bar, Belgium

Local Opposition to Large Scale Investment Affecting the Natural Environment - Overview of the Case Law of International Human Rights Courts


  • Natalia Kobylarz, Senior Lawyer, at the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), France

How do international companies deal with local objectors and/or indigenous tribes


  • Pascal Mallien, Lawyer, Baker&McKenzie, Belgium

Mexico and indigenous communities from a practical perspective, recent cases


  • Carlos del Razo, lawyer, Solcargo, Mexico

Key contacts:

Carlos Del Razo, Eoin Cassidy, Gülsüm Aslan, Jeroen De Coninck, Daria Capotorto