Aloïse Quesne

Aloïse Quesne is a Junior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France (University Institute of France) and Senior Lecturer in Private Law at the University of Evry Paris-Saclay.

Awards and distinctions:

  • 2021 laureate of the Fondation pour les Sciences Sociales (Foundation for Social Sciences), under the aegis of the Fondation de France (Foundation of France);
  • Winner of the 2019 Institute Demolombe thesis prize (Le contrat portant sur le corps humain (the contract concerning human body), published by Mare & Martin, 2021);
  • 2014 winner of the Law Prize of the Fondation Droit Animal, Ethique & Sciences (Foundation Animal law, ethics & sciences) (LFDA);
  • Laureate 2014 of the Association Française des Femmes Diplômées des Universités (French association of female University graduates) (AFFDU).

A specialist in bioethics law and animal law, her work and teaching focus on three main areas of research: the human body, animals and nature, fields of research that raise crucial and highly topical issues for civilisation.
Founder and director of the ‘One Health-Une seule santé’ legal clinic at the Université Paris-Saclay, she has also set up a course in the law of Animals and Nature as part of the Master 2 in Health and Biotechnology Law at Evry.
As head of the ‘Towards the recognition of animal rights’ research line within the CNRS Normandy Chair of Excellence for Peace, she was scientific director of two international and multidisciplinary conferences in 2020 and 2021, under the patronage of Jean-Paul Costa, former President of the European Court of Human Rights.

The Acts were published in 2023:

  • A. Quesne (dir.), La sensibilité animale. Approches juridiques et enjeux transdisciplinaires , (Animal sensitivity. Legal approaches and transdisciplinary issues) Mare & Martin, March 2023.
  • A. Quesne (dir.), Quels(s) droit(s) pour les animaux? (What law/rights for animals?), ed. Mare & Martin, June 2023.

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