David Azoulay, Managing Attorney and Director Environmental Health Program

By David Azoulay, Environmental Health Program Director

David Azoulay is the managing attorney of CIEL’s Geneva office where he works with our Chemicals Program and leads our new nanotechnologies project.

David is a French attorney who studied public international law in France and Spain before specializing in environmental law. He comes to CIEL from Friends of the Earth Europe in Brussels, where he coordinated their chemical and nanotechnologies campaign. Before that, he worked as an associate in environmental law in the Paris office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

The goals for the new CIEL nanotechnologies project are (1) to increase understanding of how international law, institutions, and processes may be used to promote a precautionary approach to nanotechnologies that protects human health and the environment, and (2) to support effective NGO participation in those institutions and processes. As a Participating Organization of the International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN), one of the ways in which CIEL hopes to accomplish these goals is by chairing the IPEN Nanotechnologies Working Group as it coordinates NGO participation in international processes related to nanotechnologies (SAICM, OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials etc…).

David can be reached at dazoulay@ciel.org.