Think tank

Centre for International Sustainable Development Law

CISDL

Montreal, QC, Canada

The mission of the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) is to promote sustainable societies and the protection of ecosystems by advancing the understanding, development and implementation of international sustainable development law. The CISDL is engaged in six primary areas of sustainable development law research, each of which is led by a CISDL Lead Counsel based at a developing or developed country law faculty or international organisation (Trade, Investment & Competition Biodiversity & Biosafety Health & Hazards Climate Change Human Rights & Poverty Eradication Natural Resources). There are also two Lead Counsels responsible for cross-cutting sustainable development law issues, focusing on Governance, Institutions & Accountability. CISDL members include learned jurists and scholars from all regions of the world, and a diversity of legal traditions. As a result of its ongoing legal scholarship and research, the CISDL publishes books, articles, working papers and legal briefs in English, Spanish and French. The CISDL hosts academic workshops, dialogue sessions, legal expert panels parallel to international negotiations, law courses and seminar series, and conferences to further its legal research agenda. It provides instructors, lecturers and capacity-building materials for developing country governments and international organisations in national and international law in the field of sustainable development, and works with countries to develop national laws to implement international treaties in these areas.

Contact details

Website:
http://cisdl.org/

Address:
Chancellor Day Hall 3644 Peel Street Montreal, Quebec H3A 1W9

Country:
Canada

Sub-region:
Northern America

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Global
Operating languages
Arabic , Chinese , Danish , Dutch , English , Filipino , Finnish , French , German , Greek , Italian , Japanese , Korean , Norwegian , Portuguese , Russian , Spanish , Swedish , Turkish , Ukrainian , Vietnamese

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
University
Year founded
2001
Age (years)
Centre for International Sustainable Development Law
 20
Canada average
 33
Global average
 30
Founded by
Founders: Charles D Gonthier
Founder gender: All male
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Dr. Alexandra Harrington (Research Director)
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2019): Ashfaq Kalfan
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2017): Dr Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger
Leader gender: Female
Staff size
2021
Centre for International Sustainable Development Law
 18
Canada average
 21
Global average
 75
2019
Centre for International Sustainable Development Law
 178
2017
Centre for International Sustainable Development Law
 9
% Female staff
2021
Centre for International Sustainable Development Law
 0%
Canada average
 1%
Global average
 0%
2019
Centre for International Sustainable Development Law
 70%
% Female researchers
2019
Centre for International Sustainable Development Law
 66%
Canada average
 23%
Global average
 35%

Organisational performance

Publications
2020
Centre for International Sustainable Development Law
 10
Canada average
 41
Global average
 33
2019
Centre for International Sustainable Development Law
 4

Social

Likes (2021)
Centre for International Sustainable Development Law
 1,442
Canada average
 17,853
Global average
 31,343
Likes (2019)
Centre for International Sustainable Development Law
 1,160
Likes (2017)
Centre for International Sustainable Development Law
 912
Twitter
Followers (2021)
Centre for International Sustainable Development Law
 1,404
Canada average
 11,008
Global average
 18,358
Followers (2019)
Centre for International Sustainable Development Law
 1,000
Followers (2018)
Centre for International Sustainable Development Law
 869
Subscribers (2021)
Centre for International Sustainable Development Law
 10
Canada average
 1,586
Global average
 5,251
Subscribers (2019)
Centre for International Sustainable Development Law
 2

Data notes

Last updated: 08/06/2021
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Think tank list
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