Frederic Perron-Welch

Frederic Perron-Welch

Affiliated Researcher


Mr. Perron-Welch is an international environmental lawyer and PhD candidate affiliated with the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at the Faculty of Law of Leiden University. He has over ten years of experience working on access and benefit-sharing (ABS), including having drafted several countries' ABS laws and regulations, worked on ABS for the United Nations and its specialized agencies, carried out ABS capacity-building throughout Africa, and authored/co-authored numerous papers and articles on ABS. He is a member of the IUCN Joint Specialist Group on Access and Benefit-sharing and Related Concepts, member of the board of the Canadian Branch of the International Law Association (ILA-Canada), alternate Canadian Representative on the ILA Committee on the Role of International Law in Sustainable Natural Resource Management for Development, and a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Research Fellow (2019-2021).

Our Research Team

Chidi Oguamanam
Principal Investigator

LL.B. (Ife)
B.L. (Lagos)
LL.M. (Lagos)
Ph.D. (British Columbia)

Allana Haist
Research Fellow / Team Coordinator

J.D. Candidate, 2022
Ph.D. (Political Theory) 2011

Kelsea Gillespie
Senior Research Fellow

J.D. / M.A. (International Affairs) Candidate, 2022

Nailah Ramsoomair
Chercheuse associée

Programme de common law en français (J.D.), 2022

Jessica Hennings
Research Fellow

J.D. / M.A. (International Affairs) Candidate, 2023

Toni Valenti
Research Fellow

J.D. Candidate, 2021
M.A. (Indigenous Relations) 2018

Rebecca Park
Research Fello

J.D. Candidate, 2021

Akkila Thirukesan

J.D. / M.A. (International Affairs) Candidate, 2021

Nicole Tumaine
Research Fellow

J.D. / M.A. (International Affairs) Candidate, 2022

Esther Ekong
Research Fellow

Ph.D. (Law, Intellectual Property) Candidate, 2022

Uchenna Felicia Ugwu
Research Fellow

Ph.D. (Intl IP Law & Development) 2020
M.A. (Public International Law) 2007
LL.B. 2001

Sileshi Bedasie Hirko
Research Fellow

Ph.D. (Intellectual Property Law and Human Development), 2020

Affiliated Researchers

Teresa Scassa
Ikechi Mgbeoji
Frederic Perron-Welch
Freedom-Kai Phillips
Jessica Saris
Christopher Koziol
Vipal Jain

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