A workshop was conducted in October 2019 with the participation of a group of experts from UN organizations and environmental NGOs.

The objective of the workshop was to establish the general principles of a universal charter that will present a legal basis to litigate the defense of the fundamental right to exist of species and ecosystems.


H.R.H. Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad
– Chief Advisor to H.M. King Abdullah II for Religious and Cultural Affairs and Personal Envoy of H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan

H.R.H. Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al Hussein

– Perry World House Professor of the Practice of Law and Human Rights at the University of Pennsylvania
Mr. Stanley Johnson
– conservationist, former politician and author of several books on environmental and population issues
Dr. Yaseen Khayyat
– former Jordanian Minister of the Environment and senator
Prof. Khawar Qureshi
– Queen’s Counsel, Head of Chambers and Deputy High Court Judge
Dr. Sean T. O'Brien
– President and CEO of NatureServe and board member of the Virginia Civics Commission
Dr. John Burton
– Founder of World Land Trust and former broadcaster for the BBC World Service
Mr. Jonathan Barzdo
– former Deputy Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Ms. Sara Ferrer Olivella
– Country Director and current Resident Representative of UNDP in Jordan
Dr. Elsa Sattout
– UNESCO Programme Specialist for Ecology and Earth Sciences
Dr. Nidal Oran
– Head of Environment for Climate Change & Disaster Risk Reduction at UNDP
Mrs. Natalia Boulad
– Programme Manager of IUCN for Protected Areas and Biodiversity


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