Lilian Richieri Hanania is an attorney (admitted to the Bar in Brazil and France), PhD in International Law from the University Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne, Collaborator at the Centro de Estudos Sociedade e Tecnologia (CEST – University of São Paulo – USP, Brazil) and Associate Researcher at the IREDIES (Institut de recherche en droit international et européen de la Sorbonne, University Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne, France) and the CUREJ (Centre universitaire rouennais d’études juridiques, University of Rouen, France). She graduated from the Law School of the University of São Paulo (USP – Brazil) in 2001. She obtained a Master’s Degree in International Economic Law in 2003 and a PhD in International Law in 2007 at the University Paris 1. Her PhD thesis and recent publications and lectures address International Economic Law, International Cultural Law and Sustainable Development, with an emphasis on the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Besides her activity as a consultant since 2003, she worked in law firms in São Paulo, Paris and Houston (TX, USA) and as legal counsel in a global technology firm. She taught International Law and International Relations at the University Paris 1 for four years and worked at the International Economic Affairs Division of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs for three years. She is also one of the first members of the RIJDEC (Réseau international de juristes pour la diversité des expressions culturelles), an international network of lawyers founded at the Law School of Laval University in Québec, and has been actively contributing to the work provided by the network on the 2005 Convention on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.
Anne-Thida Norodom is a Professor of Public Law at the University of Rouen, with her teachings there centring essentially on International Law. She also offers a seminar on the U.N. System as part of the Master 2 in International Relations at the University Paris 2 – Panthéon-Assas, as well as a lecture on International Public Service Law at the University Paris Descartes. She is co-director of the CUREJ, Headmaster of the Master 2 in Advanced Public Law at the University of Rouen and the Secretary-General of the French Society of International Law. A graduate of Ecole Normale Supérieure (in the Law-Economy-Management department), she holds a Master’s Degree in International Organisations Law from the University Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne and an agrégation in Economy, with a specialisation in Administrative Management. Following on the doctoral thesis she submitted at the University Paris 1 (2009), her research work has led her to focus on the United Nations Organisation and more generally International Organisations Law. Since 2010, her research field also extends to, and is today mainly centred on, International Law issues related to the Internet (global governance, data protection, the protection of culture, digital sovereignty), which have been the subject of a publication she edited, and of several articles she published in peer-review journals, while contributing to collective publications and rendering expertise services to various public institutions.