Mekong Legal Director

Rémy leads and manages ERI’s legal program across the Mekong sub-region, as well as coordinating the Mekong Legal Advocacy Institute and Mekong Legal Network. He is an international environmental law, policy and governance specialist with professional experience spanning law firms, non-government organisations, the United Nations, academia and consulting. Prior to joining ERI, Rémy also spent several years coordinating humanitarian and development programmes across South-East Asia for a global NGO. A passionate advocate for using the law to protect and preserve natural environments for the communities who rely upon them, this underpins his commitment to co-powering with local people working at the intersection of legal, environmental and social issues. In 2015, Rémy moved to the Mekong to work more directly with communities trying to use the law in addressing environmental and human rights issues facing this region and its people. He regularly speaks, commentates and publishes on topics including international environmental law (specifically water), river basin governance, transboundary impacts of large-scale infrastructure projects including hydropower dams, and liability from mining pollution. Rémy holds undergraduate Law, Science (Honours) and French (language) degrees from Monash University in Australia and a Master of Laws (Marine & Environmental) from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He speaks English and French and is committed to learning Thai, Italian and Tigrinya.