Gilles Lhuilier

Scientific director of the programme Global Legal Studies Network

Biography

Gilles Lhuilier is Full Professor of law at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, head of Global Legal Studies Network (GLSN), the research program of the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH) on the globalization of law. Former  lawyer to the Paris Bar,  he is president of the International Society for Extractive Law and Practices, and a senior expert for several international organisations especially in the international extractives contracts area (oil, gas, mines). He wrote the fist book dedicated to transnational law in the french language.

 

Current research

From Energy law to Extractive law. Thirty years ago, the energy law discipline emerged especially in North America and Australia as an answer to the Transnational compagnies growing need due to the complexification of national regulations. Today, the extractive law discipline is emerging : its scope may seem narrower (Oil, gas and mining). Yet, it is global : (a.) it focuses on the global current standardization of extractive industries regulations and legal practices; (b.) it includes all the actors of the « extractive world » (i.e transnational companies but also host states, international and financial institutions, arbitrators and lawyers, NGOs, local and indigenous people);  (c.) it gathers lawyers from all the continents, especially the new extractive continents from the global south.

 

Selective bibliography

Axe 1 : Analysing

Gilles Lhuilier, The critical review of Senegalese oil and gas contracts, Agis, Dakar, Sénégal, June 2018.

Gilles Lhuilier, Le droit transnational, Dalloz, 2016, 524 pages

Gilles Lhuilier, « Les contrats extractifs. (Pétrole, Gaz, Mines) », Lamy contrats internationaux, 2017

Florian Favreau, Gilles Lhuilier, Marine Bastiège, Les notions d'espace normatif et de capacités transnationales en management stratégique, 2016

Florian Favreau, Gilles Lhuilier, and Thomas Loilier De l'innovation environnementale a l'innovation soutenable : penser la notion de capacite d'absorption au niveau territorial, le cas SN Powers au Chili, 2016.

Gilles Lhuilier, Achille Ngwanza, Le contentieux extractif, édité par la Chambre de Commerce Internationale - C.C.I., 2015

Gilles Lhuilier, Sino-DRC mining contract 'of the century' and the global 'constitution'  2015

Gilles Lhuilier, La rédaction des contrats extractifs internationaux (Pétrole, Gaz, Mines), Revue de droit des Affaires Internationales, 2015

Gilles Lhuilier, The Drawing Up of International Extractive Contracts (Oil, Gas, Mining), International Business Law Journal, 2015

Gilles Lhuilier, Normative spaces. La localisation mondiale des lois par les acteurs privés, intervention dans le cadre du colloque international "Les sources de la mondialisation : pour une approche réflexive", 19 et 20 septembre 2012

Gilles Lhuilier, Minerais de guerre. Une nouvelle théorie de la mondialisation du droit, FMSH-WP-2013-36. 2013

Gilles Lhuilier, The critical review of Senegalese oil and gas contracts, Agis, Dakkar, June 2018.

 

Axe 2 : Regulating

Gilles Lhuilier, On the General Comment on State Obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the Context of Business Activities, ONU, Geneva, 21th feb. 2017,

Gilles Lhuilier, Commentaire sur le projet d’observation générale du Comité des droits économiques, sociaux et culturels portant sur les obligations des Etats dans le contexte des activités des entreprises, ONU, Genève, 21 février 2017,

Gilles Lhuilier, A time for reigning in ? Big environmental NGOs are being ceded concessions without proper monitoring, in Samudra Report, The triannual journal of the international collective in support of ficherworwers, n°74, August 2016, p. 40

Gilles Lhuilier, Initiative pour la transparence dans les ONG environnementales, en ligne, le marin, 13/04/2016

 

Axe 3 : Educating

Gilles Lhuilier, Les pratiques innovantes de formation des professionnels du droit : Vers un modèle « global » ? Recherche pour le ministère français de la justice  

Gilles Lhuilier, Présentation du projet scientifique de la recherche pour le ministère de la justice, par le réseau Terra

Gilles Lhuilier, Law & Literature (as an epistemological break in legal theory), Law and Humanities, Volume 5, 2011 - Issue 1

 

Axe 4 :  Linking

Gilles Lhuilier, Structurer un nouveau « champ scientifique » ?  Les Global Legal Studies between Asia and Europe

Gilles Lhuilier et Leïla Choukroune, Les instituts français de recherche à l’étranger au cœur d’une nouvelle "alliance" entre droit et sciences sociales, Revue Transcontinentales, 7 | 2009

 

Videos

Synthèse sur le vif du colloque sur l’enseignement juridique, CNAM, 2016

Les professions juridiques face à la globalisation, in États généraux de la recherche sur le droit et la justice, 30 janvier 2017

Speech at the UN about extra-territorial obligations, 21 février 2017

On the international treaty on the transnational compagnies, opening remarks, ONU, Geneva, 25 october 2017

On the international treaty on the transnational compagnies, closing remarks, ONU, Geneva, 26 october 2017

First Symposium  FMSH, ESN-Ulm, IUF on global / transnational law, 25 May 2018

 

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Gilles Lhuilier's Curriculum Vitae

Focus

From Energy law to Extractive law (lex extractiva)

Launching conference of the International Society of Extractive...
Scientific directors: Gilles Lhuilier & Achille Ngwanza International relations are agitated more than ever. The struggle for the appropriation of extractive resources (Mines, Oil, Gas) remains one of the main causes of civil wars and the most violent conflicts on the planet...
http://www.fmsh.fr/en/research/28192

Gilles Lhuilier's speech at the UN

February 21st 2017
Gilles Lhuilier proposes an amendment to the text "Extra-territorial obligations" of the General Comment No. 24 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
https://www.canal-u.tv/producteurs/fmsh/programmes_thematiques/monde_s_en_mutation/global_legal_studies_network

Gilles Lhuilier at the ENS Ulm, FMSH and IUF seminar "Global / Transnational law"

Watch the intervention of Guilles Lhuilier on the Canal-U channel of the Global Studies Network.

(Re)Making and Regulating Life and Livelihoods Across Borders: Transnational Bioeconomy, Law, and Governance

Conference - Monday December 10th
Biotechnological industry, researchers, and governments have entered a new constellation, regime, and accelerated phase, called the Bioeconomy. This agenda - which exists in the form of policy, funding programs, white papers, etc. - reimagines how we live, how we live together...

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