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URV – Universitat Rovira i Virgili

The Tarragona Centre for Environmental Law Studies (CEDAT) is a research and higher education centre devoted to environmental law at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV). CEDAT is a joint endeavour of the Tarragona City Council, the Universitat Rovira i Virgili and the municipal companies EMATSA (water supply) and EMT (public transportation). CEDAT-URV is a member of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law. This institute of international Environmental Law has a large European reach, and many contacts in Latin America. It will provide legal expertise to EJOLT partners particularly in WP9, based on their knowledge of US legislation (ATCA, corporate liability) and European legislation. It has many international students at master and doctoral level that can work in cooperation with EJOLT civil society partners. It will also contribute expertise on international environmental treaties, and on the valuation of environmental liabilities (WP8). It will participate in training (WP11) and dissemination of EJOLT results among law practitioners and lawmakers (WP12).

Antoni Pigrau. Ph.D. in Law (Universitat de Barcelona, 1989), Professor of Public International Law, Faculty of Legal Sciences, URV, Tarragona, Spain. Main areas of research: Environmental Law, International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law. Correspondent of the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law in Spain. Member of the Board of Governors of the International Catalan Institute for Peace (ICIP). Director of the Catalan Environmental Law Review’. Director of the Tarragona Centre for Environmental Law Studies (CEDAT).


Susana Borràs. Lecturer on Public International Law and International Relations at the URV (Tarragona-Spain). She was a researcher at the Committee on Challenges of Modern Society (NATO/CCMS), the Max Planck Institut, Heidelberg,,the Center of International Environmental Law in Washington DC, and The Hague Academy of International Law and International Relations. Her research focuses on access and benefits sharing from the utilization of genetic resources, the evaluation and the authorization of chemicals (REACH).


Antonio Cardesa-Salzmann. PhD in Law (Universitat de Barcelona, 2010) and Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the URV. He was assistant lecturer of international law at the Universitat de Barcelona (2005-10), and visiting researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (2008). He made an internship in the European Commission, DG Environment (2002), and post-graduate studies at the IEHEI (2001). His research focuses on international environmental law, and more specifically, on compliance control with multilateral environmental agreements.


Jordi Jaria. Lecturer on Constitutional Law in the Public Law Department of the URV. He has been visiting researcher in the Institut du Fédéralisme of the Université de Fribourg Freiburg (Switzerland) and in the Université de Montréal (Canada).