Victoria Lichet is one of GNHRE’s two Chief Coordinating Officers. She is a practicing attorney in New York and the Executive Director of the Global Pact Coalition, a UN-accredited organization strategizing legal and advocacy actions to support ongoing negotiations towards a Global Pact for the Environment.
Additionally, Victoria researches issues related to human rights and environmental law for the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment and for the Ecological Rights Subgroup of the Global Pandemic Network (GPN).
As an environmental advocate working for various nonprofit organizations around the world, Victoria has gained experience in legal research, writing, and advocacy addressing topics such as international environmental law, the right to a healthy environment, rights of nature, and climate justice. Passionate about the intersections between human rights and environmental issues, her main research interests include :⁃The right to a healthy environment, both in domestic and regional systems, ⁃The linkage between human rights and climate change,⁃The impacts of socio-environmental disasters and conflicts on society.
She received her LL.B. from Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, a Masters degree in International and European Law from Universität Zürich and Université Paris-Dauphine, and her LL.M. (with Honors) from Case Western Reserve University.
Victoria recently co-authored “Update on Negotiation of a New International Environmental Agreement” (ENVTL. L. REP. vol. 50, issue 10) with Maria-Antonia Tigre.