Catherine Le Bris is a researcher at the CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique, France). A specialist in international law, she works at the Institute of Legal and Philosophical Sciences of the Sorbonne at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Her work focuses on human rights, the environment and the legal construction of common values. Author of a book entitled L’humanité saisie par le droit international public, she is particularly interested in the emergence of new collective rights: the rights of humanity. At the same time, her research also focuses on the local dimension of human rights; in particular, she has edited the three books Les droits de l’homme à l’épreuve du local.
As an expert, she was a member of the drafting team of the 2015 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, written at the request of French President François Hollande, under the direction of former Environment Minister Corinne Lepage. She was also heard in 2020 by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on a draft convention dedicated to a “right to a healthy environment”.