"Man cannot be at peace with himself for as long as he is at war with nature."

Édis Milaré


(11) 3046-7470

Academic Background:

Xiamen University, School of Law (Xiamen, China): Researcher and PhD Candidate, International Water Law, Sep 2014-ongoing.

Vermont Law School (South Royalton, USA): LL.M in Environmental Law (Master of Laws), Summa Cum Laude, 2006. Dissertation “International Management of the Guarani Aquifer System”.

University of São Paulo (USP) (São Paulo, Brazil): Post-graduation/Specialization in Environmental Law, 2002. Monograph “Radioactive Waste Regulation and Environmental Legal Protection”.

Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) (Curitiba, Brazil): Bachelor’s Degree in Law, 2001.

Professional Background:

Leading Lawyer, Milaré Advogados (Brazil): 2020-ongoing. Invited to launch a new unit focused on the global, regional and transboundary aspects of sustainability.

Independent Consultant: Comparative and international environmental and water law, policies and institutions, with clients in Latin America, Africa and Asia, 2014-ongoing.

Legal and Policy Advisor: Global Freshwater Program, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) (USA), 2005-2013. Recipient of the Award, Leaders for a Living Planet, 2015.

Membership in expert and professional organizations: Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (OAB) (Brazilian Bar Association) (since 2001). IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, Specialist Group on Water & Wetlands (since 2007). International Water Resources Association (IWRA) & International Association for Water Law (AIDA) (since 2014). IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, Freshwater Specialist Group & Freshwater Biodiversity Observation Network (FWBON), Freshwater Information Platform (FIP), Advisory Board (since 2018).


F. Rocha Loures, History and Development of the Community-Of-Interests Doctrine, in A history of water law, Series III, Vol.8: Sovereignty and the Development of International Water Law (T. Tvedt, O. McIntyre, T.K. Woldetsadik eds. 2015).

F. Rocha Loures, The Dragon as Part of Transboundary Basin ‘Villages’: Community of Interests and International Law in China, 24 Journal of Water Law 220-38).

F. Rocha Loures & A. Rieu-Clarke eds., The UN Watercourses Convention in Force: Strengthening International Law for Transboundary Water Management (2013).

A. Rieu-Clarke, R. Kinna, F. Rocha Loures eds., Water International Special Issue: The 1997 UN Watercourses Convention – What Relevance in the 21st Century (2013).

F. Rocha Loures, A. Rieu-Clarke, M.L. Vercambre, Everything you need to know about the UN Watercourses Convention (2012).

S. Brels, D. Coates, F. Rocha Loures, The role of key international water treaties in the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity, in Transboundary water resources management: A multidisciplinary approach (J. Ganoulis et al eds. 2011).

J. Dellapenna & F. Rocha Loures, Transboundary aquifers: Towards substantive and process reform in treaty-making, in Environmental law and sustainability after Rio (J. Benidickson et al eds.) (2011).

F. Rocha Loures & A. Rieu-Clarke, Still not in Force: Should States Support the 1997

Watercourses Convention?, in Review of European Community & International Environmental Law, Vol.18, Issue 2 (2009), p.185-197.

S. Brels, D. Coates, F. Rocha Loures, Transboundary water resources management: the role of international watercourse agreements in implementation of the CBD, CBD Technical Series n.40 (2008).

F. Rocha Loures, The UN Watercourses Convention: Why Should CSD Promote its Entry into Force and Implementation?, in Outreach Issues Newsletter, p.4-5 (13 May 2008).

A. Rieu-Clarke, F. Rocha Loures, P. Wouters, The Role and Relevance of the UN Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses to the EU and its Member States (2008).

F. Rocha Loures & J. Dellapenna, Forthcoming developments in international groundwater law: proposals for the way ahead, in Water21 (Aug. 2007).

É. Milaré & F. Rocha Loures, A responsabilidade penal ambiental em face dos compromissos de ajustamento de conduta (Criminal environmental liability and legal settlements), in Studies in honor of Professor Ada Pellegrini Grinover, F.L. Yarschell & M.Z. de Moraes coords (DPJ Ed 2005), p.73.

É. Milaré & F. Rocha Loures, Meio ambiente e os direitos da personalidade (The environment and personality rights), 37 Environmental Law Journal p.11-27 (Revista dos Tribunais (RT) 2005).

É. Milaré & F. Rocha Loures, O papel do terceiro setor na proteção jurídica do ambiente (The role of non-governmental organizations in legal environmental protection), in 35 Environmental Law Journal 96-122 (RT 2004); also in Aspectos Jurídicos do Terceiro Setor, Cristiano Carvalho e Marcelo Magalhães Peixoto (coord.), Sao Paulo: IOB Thomson (2005), p.29-56.


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