Global Academy (Hybrid) on NATURAL RESOURCE LAW & GOVERNANCETurin, Italy | 14-24 April 2026

Schedule of GA-NRL 2026

Day 1

14 April 2026

Principles of Natural Resources, Policy and Governance

Time: 09.30 Hours - 17.30 Hours | Central European Time

Constituent Themes & Topics Experts & Faculty Members
  • Concepts and Interconnections of Natural Resources: Land resources, rangelands, agriculture, water resources, forests, wildlife, biodiversity, aquatic & coastal resources, mineral & energy resources
  • Dr. Mukete Beckline, Founder & Operations Manager, Agrosystems Group, Cameroon, & Guest Lecturer, College of Ecology and Environment, Ningxia University, China (munasawa@gmail.com)
  • Development of Natural Resources for Production Systems: Mining, oil & gas extraction, ranching, forest-based industry, hydropower, seed production, fish farming, agri-processing industry, ecotourism
  • Prof. Dr. Theresa Akpoghome, Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, Benson Idahosa University, GRA Benin City, Nigeria (takpoghome@biu.edu.ng)
  • Political Economy, Governance and Policy Dimensions of Natural Resources: Society and Natural Resources; Geopolitics and Political Economy of Natural Resources; Paradigm of Commons and Collective Governance for Conservation of Resources; Sustainable Utilization of Resources and Equitable Benefit Sharing
  • Prof. Dr. Cristiane Derani, Professor of International Economics and Environmental Law, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil, & Fellow , Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG), University of Cambridge, UK (cristiane.derani@ufsc.br)
  • Global Governance of Resources: Key Global (Multilateral) Agreements related to varied Natural Resources; Organizations of Global Environmental Governance; International Governance of Natural Resources (food and agriculture, biological diversity, forest-based natural resources, wetlands & water, energy resources, fisheries and wildlife); Greening the Economy and Trade
  • Civil Society and Environmental Movements: Civil Society Activism in Globalized World; Emergence of the Environmental Movement; Environmental Movement and Cultural Politics; Examples of People’s Movements Related to Environment and Natural resources
  • Prof. Ugo Mattei, Academic Coordinator, International University College of Turin, & Alfred and Hanna Fromm Professor of International and Comparative Law , University of California, Hastings College of the Law, & Full Professor of Civil Law, University of Turin, Italy (matteiu@uchastings.edu)
  • Law as Tool for Colonialism and Control over Resources
  • Prof. Ugo Mattei, Academic Coordinator, International University College of Turin, & Alfred and Hanna Fromm Professor of International and Comparative Law , University of California, Hastings College of the Law, & Full Professor of Civil Law, University of Turin, Italy (matteiu@uchastings.edu)
  • Prof. Dr. Cristiane Derani, Professor of International Economics and Environmental Law, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil, & Fellow , Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG), University of Cambridge, UK (cristiane.derani@ufsc.br)
  • Dr. Caecilia Alexandre, Lecturer, Law Faculty, Université Laval – Université de Montréal, Quebec, Canada (caecilia.alexandre@fd.ulaval.ca), & UNESCO Chair , on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, & Associate, International Student Network on Climate (UniC)
  • Law as Power to Rescue and Reclaim the Resources
  • Prof. Ugo Mattei, Academic Coordinator, International University College of Turin, & Alfred and Hanna Fromm Professor of International and Comparative Law , University of California, Hastings College of the Law, & Full Professor of Civil Law, University of Turin, Italy (matteiu@uchastings.edu)

Day 2

15 April 2026

Laws & Governance of Land Resources

Time: 09.30 Hours - 17.30 Hours | Central European Time

Constituent Themes & Topics Experts & Faculty Members
  • National & Provincial Land Use Laws
  • Dr. Mukete Tahle Itoe, Member Board of Directors, The Grassroots Institute, & Judge, High Court of Cameroon, & Secretary General, Global Network for Good Governance (GNGG), Cameroon (tmukete@yahoo.com)
  • Land Acquisition Laws; Rehabilitation & Resettlement Policies & Systems
  • Rangeland Laws; Pasture Governance; Local Self-Governance of Commons; Livestock Grazing Policies
  • Indigenous Land Laws: Treaties with Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, Australia, Scandinavia, etc.; Aboriginal Land Relations; Indigenous Peoples’ Declarations
  • Prof. Dr. Konstantia Koutouki, Full Professor, Faculté de droit, Université de Montréal, Pavillon Maximilien-Caron, & Senior Director, Nomomente Institute, Canada (konstantia.koutouki@umontreal.ca)
  • Dr. Caecilia Alexandre, Lecturer, Law Faculty, Université Laval – Université de Montréal, Quebec, Canada (caecilia.alexandre@fd.ulaval.ca), & UNESCO Chair , on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, & Associate, International Student Network on Climate (UniC)
  • Customary Land Management Laws
  • Self-Governance of Tribal Territories: Self-Governance Laws; Autonomous Council Laws; Prohibited Areas

Day 3

16 April 2026

Agrarian and Agriculture Laws & Policies

Time: 09.30 Hours - 17.30 Hours | Central European Time

Constituent Themes & Topics Experts & Faculty Members
  • Agriculture & Agrarian Laws: Agriculture Law deals with legal issues such as agricultural infrastructure, seed, water, fertilizer, pesticide use, agricultural finance, agricultural labour, agricultural marketing, agricultural insurance, farming rights, land tenure and tenancy system and law on agricultural processing and rural industry. Some laws may be Pesticide and Biopesticides Law; Fertilizer and Biofertilizer Law; Organic Farming Law; Organic Production Standards; Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce; Farmers Empowerment and Protection; Price Assurance and Farm Services; Essential Commodities; Agri-Produce Marketing; Warehouses; Food and Fruit Processing; Seed Law; Crop Insurance; Food Security Law; Public Distribution System
  • Prof. Maurizio Mariani, Faculty, International University College of Turin, & Director , Eating City France (m.mariani@eatingcity.org)
  • Dr. Hasrat Arjjumend, Founder President, The Grassroots Institute, Canada (harjjumend@gmail.com)
  • Prof. Dr. Ivett Montelongo Buenavista, Professor of Environmental Law, Escuela de Estudios Ambientales (School of Environmental Studies), Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco (Metropolitan Autonomous University-Azcapotzalco), Mexico (imobu@azc.uam.mx)
  • Agrobiodiversity & IPR: UN Committee on World Food Security; ITPGRFA; National IPR Laws in farm Sector (e.g., PVVFRA of India)
  • Prof. Maurizio Mariani, Faculty, International University College of Turin, & Director , Eating City France (m.mariani@eatingcity.org)
  • Global Institutions: FAO, IFAD, CGIAR, WFP, WTO, OECD
  • Prof. Ulrich Stege, Clinical Legal Coordinator, International University College of Turin, & Executive Secretary , European Network for Clinical Legal Education Czech Republic (ustege@iuctorino.it)
  • Livestock Related Policies: Livestock Policy for Sustainable Development; ILRI; National Livestock Policies; National Laws on Cruelty to Animals; Slaughtering Regulations
  • Livestock Trade Laws: National Livestock Trade Laws; Livestock Products Trade Regulations; Export Regulations

Day 4

17 April 2026

Forest, Biodiversity and Wildlife Laws and Governance

Time: 09.30 Hours - 17.30 Hours | Central European Time

Constituent Themes & Topics Experts & Faculty Members
  • Forest Laws & Governance: Global Forest Governance Systems (UNFF, ITTA, CIFOR, ICRAF, FSC, CBD, Collaborative Partnership on Forests, IUFRO, IUCN, FAO, UNEP, etc.); National Forest Laws; Provincial Forest Laws, Non-Timber Harvesting Laws, NTFP Cooperative Federations, Community Forestry Policies; Community Forest Rights; Cooperative/Participatory Forest Management; Legal Mechanism for Sustainable Management of the Forests; Right to Use Forest Resources; Legal Aspects of Urban Planning and Forestry
  • Dr. Mukete Beckline, Founder & Operations Manager, Agrosystems Group, Cameroon, & Guest Lecturer, College of Ecology and Environment, Ningxia University, China (munasawa@gmail.com)
  • Prof. Dr. Yaroslav Lazur, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Uzhhorod National University, 88000 Uzhhorod, Ukraine (yaroslav.lazur@uzhnu.edu.ua)
  • Dr. Nataliia Petretska, Deputy Dean for International Affairs, & Associate Professor in Law, Department of Constitutional Law and Comparative Law, Faculty of Law, Uzhhorod National University, 88000 Uzhhorod, Ukraine (nataliya.petretska@uzhnu.edu.ua)
  • Wildlife Laws: CBD, CITES, CMS, IUCN, WWF, TRAFFIC, Keystone Species Projects (e.g., Project Tiger, Project Rhinoceros, etc.); National Wildlife Protection Laws; People’s Involvement in Wildlife Management (e.g., CAMPFIRE); Human-Wildlife Conflicts
  • Prof. Dr. Reed Elizabeth Loder, Professor of Law, Environmental Law Center, Vermont Law School, USA (RLODER@vermontlaw.edu)
  • Prof. Liu Guanghua, Professor & Director, Institute of Economic Law, Lanzhou University Law School, China (ghliu@lzu.edu.cn)
  • Dr. Teresa Fajardo del Castillo, Associate Professor, Department of Public International Law & International Relations, Faculty of Law, University of Granada, Spain (fajardo@ugr.es)
  • Protected Areas: IUCN System of Protected Areas; CBD-WCPA; UNEP-WCMC, National Protected Area Networks; Issues in PAs; Park-People Conflicts
  • Prof. A. Z. M. Manzoor Rashid, Former Dean, School of Agriculture & Mineral Sciences, & Former Head, Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh (pollen_forest@yahoo.com)
  • Biodiversity Conservation Laws: Nagoya Protocol; ITPGRFA; National Biodiversity Laws (e.g., BDA and PVVFRA of India); Biosafety law; Seed law; Law regulating bioactive ingredients of the plants; Bioprospecting law; Regulation for bioresource use in pharmaceuticals; Genome and gene technology regulation
  • Dr. Srividhya Ragavan, Professor of Law & Director of India Program, Texas A & M School of Law, Texas A & M University, USA (ragavan.sri@law.tamu.edu)
  • Prof. Dr. Carina Oliveira, Associate Professor of International and Environmental Law, Faculdade de Direito (Faculty of Law), Universidade de Brasília (University of Brasília), Brazil (carinaoliveira@unb.br)

Day 5

18 April 2026

Wetlands, Watersheds and Water Laws and Governance

Time: 09.30 Hours - 17.30 Hours | Central European Time

Constituent Themes & Topics Experts & Faculty Members
  • Wetland Laws: Ramsar Convention; CMS; Ramsar Sites; National Wetland Laws
  • Surface Water and Groundwater Laws: Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes; Convention on the Law of Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourse; International Freshwater Institutions; National & Provincial Groundwater Regulations; National Laws on Protection of Surface Water Bodies
  • Giusto Amedeo Boccheni, Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montreal, Canada (giusto.boccheni@mail.mcgill.ca)
  • Irrigation Laws: ICID; IWMI; World Commission on Dams; National & Provincial Irrigation Laws; Irrigation Canals and Watercourses; National Water Policies; Dam Construction & Maintenance Regulations; PIM
  • Industrial and Domestic Water Use Law: National Industrial Water Use Regulations/ Guidelines; Domestic Water Use System; Water Use Efficiency
  • Prof. Dr. Ivett Montelongo Buenavista, Professor of Environmental Law, Escuela de Estudios Ambientales (School of Environmental Studies), Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco (Metropolitan Autonomous University-Azcapotzalco), Mexico (imobu@azc.uam.mx)
  • Watershed Protection and Conservation: Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act of USA; National Watershed Laws (e.g., Philippines, Iran); Watershed Conservation Policies/Projects
  • Giusto Amedeo Boccheni, Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montreal, Canada (giusto.boccheni@mail.mcgill.ca)

19 April 2026

Sunday (Off)

Day 6

20 April 2026

Law of the Sea & Coasts and Rivers Governance

Time: 09.30 Hours - 17.30 Hours | Central European Time

Constituent Themes & Topics Experts & Faculty Members
  • Law of the Sea and Maritime: Convention on the High Seas; UNCLOS; EEZ; Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter; International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships; International Marine Institutions; National Regulations; Coastal Zone Regulations; Shipyards Regulations
  • Prof. Dr. Vito De Lucia, Full Professor & Director, Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea (NCLOS), Faculty of Law, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway (vito.delucia@uit.no)
  • Prof. Dr. Maja Seršić, Professor of International Law & Head, International Law Department, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia (msersic@pravo.hr)
  • Prof. Dr. Carina Oliveira, Associate Professor of International and Environmental Law, Faculdade de Direito (Faculty of Law), Universidade de Brasília (University of Brasília), Brazil (carinaoliveira@unb.br)
  • Dr. Gabriela Alexandra Oanta, Associate Professor of Public International Law, Jean Monnet Chair “European Union law of the sea” (SEALAW Chair), & Director, “Salvador de Madariaga” University Institute for European Studies, Law Faculty, University of A Coruña, Spain (gabriela.oanta@udc.es)
  • Environmental and Resource Management in Antarctica:
  • Prof. Dr. Donald Rothwell FAAL, Professor of International Law, College of Law, Australian National University, Bld. 6, Fellows Rd., Acton ACT 2600, Australia (donald.rothwell@anu.edu.au)
  • Environmental Governance: Human Rights and Environmental Protection focusing on access to information, justice and participation
  • Dr. Stellina Jolly, Senior Associate Professor, Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University, New Delhi, India (stellinajolly@sau.ac.in)
  • Water Transport & Waterways Law: Copenhagen Convention; Regional Treaties (e.g., Danube); Freedom of Navigation
  • International Rivers Governance: Governance of Transboundary Rivers and Water Bodies; Important Conflicts and International River Tribunals; Bilateral and Multilateral Treaties
  • Dr. Fozia Nazir Lone, Associate Professor & Associate Director, Centre for Public Law and Human Rights Forum (CPLR), School of Law, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (fnlone@cityu.edu.hk)
  • Fisheries Law or Aquatic Resources Law: Continental Fishing & Overfishing Regulations; Aquaculture Laws & Regulations; Coastal Zone Regulations; Coral Reef Protection Rules; International Agreements
  • Dr. Alexandra R. Harrington, Lecturer in Law (Environment), Law School, Lancaster University, United Kingdom (a.harrington1@lancaster.ac.uk), & Chair, IUCN WCEL Plastic Pollution Task Force

Day 7

21 April 2026

Energy Laws and Minerals Extraction Systems

Time: 09.30 Hours - 17.30 Hours | Central European Time

Constituent Themes & Topics Experts & Faculty Members
  • Minerals Laws: National Mining and Mineral Extraction Laws; Prospecting and Licensing Systems; Mines Reclamation; Displacement and Resettlement; Minerals Exploration and Development
  • Oil/Gas Laws: International Oil and Gas Laws; Ownership and Control of Hydrocarbons; OPEC Federation; Oil and Gas Exploration Systems; National Laws; Oil & Gas Distribution Regulations; Environmental Issues and Redressal
  • Prof. Dr. Theresa Akpoghome, Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, Benson Idahosa University, GRA Benin City, Nigeria (takpoghome@biu.edu.ng)
  • Wind Use Governance: Wind Power Policy & Governance; Land Issues with Siting and Permitting Windmills
  • Prof. Dr. Catherine Banet, Professor & Head, Department for Energy and Resources Law, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, University of Oslo, St. Olavs plass 5, NO - 0130 - Oslo, Norway (catherine.banet@jus.uio.no)

Day 8

22 April 2026

Environmental Laws and Governance

Time: 09.30 Hours - 17.30 Hours | Central European Time

Constituent Themes & Topics Experts & Faculty Members
  • Environmental Laws: International Agreements (e.g., Aarhus Convention); Treaties on Marine Resources; Terrestrial & Nature Conservation Treaties (e.g., UNCCD, CBD, Ramsar Convention); UNFCCC; Regional Conventions and Treaties; National Environmental Conservation or Protection Laws; Regulations and Policies on Landscapes Conservation
  • Prof. Dr. Ngozi Finette Unuigbe, Professor of Environmental Law, Policy and Ethics, Faculty of Law, University of Benin, Nigeria (ngozistewart@yahoo.com,ngozi.stewart-unuigbe@uniben.edu)
  • Prof. Dra. Rosa M. Fernández Egea, Área de Derecho internacional público, Facultad de Derecho, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain (rosamaria.fernandez@uam.es)
  • UNECE Aarhus Convention and its new Rapid Response Mechanism for Environmental Defenders: Combining Human Rights and Environmental Protection Goals; Key Rights (Access to environmental information; public participation in environmental decision-making; and access to justice in environmental matters)
  • Prof. Dr. Mirjana Drenovak Ivanovic, Full Professor & Jean Monnet Chair in European Environmental and Climate Change Law, Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, Bul. kralja Aleksandra 67, 11000 Beograd, Serbia (mirjana.drenovak@ius.bg.ac.rs)
  • Dr. Emily Barritt, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Law & Co-Director, Transnational Law Institute, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London, 3.10 Somerset House East Wing, Strand, London, UK (emily.m.barritt@kcl.ac.uk), & Member of Climate Law and Governance Centre, and Centre Fellow, C-EENRG, University of Cambridge
  • Biodiversity and Pollution: Cartagena Protocol; Basel Convention; Rotterdam Convention; Stockholm Convention; Minamata Convention; Vienna Convention; Montreal Protocol; Global Chemicals Framework; Plastics Treaty
  • Dr. Alexandra R. Harrington, Lecturer in Law (Environment), Law School, Lancaster University, United Kingdom (a.harrington1@lancaster.ac.uk), & Chair, IUCN WCEL Plastic Pollution Task Force
  • Crimes of Environmental Harms: Horror of Corporate Environmental Harms; International Environmental Crime; Regulatory Chill and Corporate Accountability
  • Prof. Dr. Penny Crofts, Professor, Faculty of Law, UTS - University of Technology Sydney, 15 Broadway Ultimo, NSW, Australia (Penny.Crofts@uts.edu.au)
  • European Green Deal and Green Agenda:
  • Prof. Dr. Mirjana Drenovak Ivanovic, Full Professor & Jean Monnet Chair in European Environmental and Climate Change Law, Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, Bul. kralja Aleksandra 67, 11000 Beograd, Serbia (mirjana.drenovak@ius.bg.ac.rs)

Day 9

23 April 2026

Climate Change Law

Time: 09.30 Hours - 17.30 Hours | Central European Time

Constituent Themes & Topics Experts & Faculty Members
  • Climate Change in International Law: From the UNFCCC to the Paris Agreement and beyond
  • Prof. Dr. Mar Campins Eritja, Professor of Public International Law, Department of Criminal Law and Criminology and Public International Law and International Relations, Faculty of Law, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (mcampins@ub.edu)
  • Dr. Ievgeniia Kopytsia, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Law, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Kharkiv, Ukraine & Marie-Curie Research Fellow at the University of Genoa, Italy (MSCA4Ukraine) (evgeniya.kopitsa@gmail.com)
  • European Union Climate Law and Policy
  • Prof. Dr. Mar Campins Eritja, Professor of Public International Law, Department of Criminal Law and Criminology and Public International Law and International Relations, Faculty of Law, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (mcampins@ub.edu)
  • Legitimacy of Climate Policy and Climate Justice
  • Climate Change Litigation: Global trends and Future Outlook
  • Prof. Dr. Md. Abdul Awal Khan, Professor of Environmental Law, Department of Law, Independent University, Bangladesh, Bashundhara R/A, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh (awalkhanlaw@iub.edu.bd)
  • National Framework Laws on Climate change and Implementation of the Paris Agreement
  • Prof. Dr. Md. Abdul Awal Khan, Professor of Environmental Law, Department of Law, Independent University, Bangladesh, Bashundhara R/A, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh (awalkhanlaw@iub.edu.bd)

Day 10

24 April 2026

Participants Seminar & Graduation

Time: 09.30 Hours - 17.30 Hours | Central European Time

Constituent Themes & Topics Experts & Faculty Members
  • The topics of seminars by the delegate participants will be later populated here.
  • Dr. Giuseppe Mastruzzo, College Director, International University College of Turin, Torino, Italy (gmastruzzo@iuctorino.it)
  • Dr. Hasrat Arjjumend, Senior Fellow, CISDL, & Founder President, The Grassroots Institute, Canada (harjjumend@gmail.com)
  • Dr. Mukete Tahle Itoe, Member Board of Directors, The Grassroots Institute, & Judge, High Court of Cameroon, & Secretary General, Global Network for Good Governance (GNGG), Cameroon (tmukete@yahoo.com)
  • Dr. Ievgeniia Kopytsia, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Law, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Kharkiv, Ukraine & Marie-Curie Research Fellow at the University of Genoa, Italy (MSCA4Ukraine) (evgeniya.kopitsa@gmail.com)
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