Valérie Cabanes is a legal expert in international law, specializing in human rights. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature since 2015 and one of the experts of the UN Harmony with Nature initiative network since 2016 . She launched in 2013 a European citizen initiative on the crime of ecocide and contributed to the drafting of a proposal for amendments to the Statute of the International Criminal Court on the crime of Ecocide. She is the author of Homo Natura, en harmonie avec le vivant (Buchet/Chastel, 2017), Un nouveau droit pour la Terre. Pour en finir avec l’écocide (Seuil, 2016) translation: Rights for Planet Earth ( Natraj Publishers, 2018).