Juerg BALLY LLM (Basel)
Senior Scientific Officer, Federal Office of Justice
Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscapes (SAEFL)
Juerg Bally is a legal expert on constitutional
questions. He studied Law at the University of Basel, and practised
as an attorney and notary in Switzerland. He currently works at
the Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape as a
Senior Scientific Officer of the Legal Affairs Division, where he
is responsible for civil environmental liability, the legal aspects
of new economic instruments and of international environmental law.
He regularly participates in international multilateral
meetings and has been actively involved in the elaboration of the
1999 Basel Protocol on liability and compensation for damage resulting
from transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal,
and in the elaboration of the provision on liability and redress
(Art. 27) in the Cartagena Protocol on biosafety.
He is the Vice-Chairman of the group of experts of the Convention on the protection and use of transboundary watercourses and international lakes (UN/ECE) on civil liability, promoting an appropriate international regime on civil liability for damage caused by hazardous activities within the scope of the Convention.