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PDR “WHO-ENVI-LAW”: WHo guidelines & Environmental law in a moving context – From mere reference to conclusive influence?

Le CEDRE accueille pour quatre ans un nouveau projet de recherche (PDR) financé par le FNRS, sous la direction de Delphine Misonne, appelé WHO-ENVI-LAW et qui comprend:

  • une thèse de doctorat – bienvenue à Camille Bertaux, LL.M in Environmental law at the University of London, et bon succès pour ce magnifique défi
  • une dynamique de recherche collective sur les enjeux globaux du nouveau paradigme du “zero pollution”, sur les liens entre santé-droit & expertise scientifique, sur les avancées du droit de protection des milieux ( dont la qualité de l’air ambiant).

Plus d’infos?

The aim of the doctoral dissertation is:

• to assess the impact of World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on the content of environmental law, more specifically through the lens of case-law;

• to analyze, through legal research, the main features of the influence of such guidelines on the making and interpretation of legal instruments related to environmental protection, with a specific focus on air quality

• to unfold and better understand the fabrique/production of WHO guidelines, as far as they deal with health-related environmental issues and are meant to act as a guide for decision-makers.

26 April Webinar : PFAS-scandals in many European countries: what can we learn?


26 April 2022 online, from 15.00 to 17.00

The Netherlands, Germany and Flanders have recently been rocked by pollution scandals involving polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Just at a time when these countries/regions thought they had realised the bulk of their soil policy, emerging contaminants such as PFAS are making it clear that they have missed out on these toxic substances. Where did national/regional environmental policy and regulation go wrong? Why has European regulation not worked either? Is the circular economy threatened by the ubiquitous PFAS contamination? What is the exact role of the Treaty of Stockholm and the POPs Regulation in this respect?


  • Thomas Ormond, Regional administration in Frankfurt/M


  • Edward Brans, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
  • Christoph Krakau, Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Isabelle Larmuseau, Leuven University, Belgium/Flanders


  • Debate with webinar participants

Pre-registration is required via ELNI-VVOR: PFAS-scandals in many European countries: what can we learn? (26/04/22)