The University of Lausanne (Switzerland), on the proposal of the Faculté de Droit, des Sciences Criminelles et d'Administration Publique has recently awarded an honorary doctorate to Dr. Anne Peters, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Public Law and Comparative International Law in Heidelberg.
In the Laudatio speech of the new Dr.h.c., some of the most outstanding characteristics of her thought and scientific work, as well as her attractive energy and personality, were highlighted: "To the brilliant internationalist who offers an essential and innovative reflection on world governance, to the eminent constitutionalist whose thinking is part of a global perspective and to the humanist who promotes the status of the individual in international law while opening the door to the foundation of a global law for animals”.
À LA BRILLANTE INTERNATIONALISTE QUI MÈNE UNE RÉFLEXION ESSENTIELLE ET NOVATRICE SUR LA GOUVERNANCE MONDIALE, À L’ÉMINENTE CONSTITUTIONNALISTE DONT LA PENSÉE S’INSCRIT DANS UNE PERSPECTIVE GLOBALE ET À L’HUMANISTE QUI PROMEUT LE STATUT DE L’INDIVIDU EN DROIT INTERNATIONAL, TOUT EN ŒUVRANT À LA FONDATION D’UN DROIT MONDIAL DES ANIMAUX
Professor Anne Peters has had a brilliant career as an internationalist, full of successes and academic achievements, which have been acknowledged by the recognition of her merits by the management of the Max-Planck Institute in Heidelberg, in addition to being an honorary professor at the Universities of Heidelberg, Basel and the Freie Universität in Berlin. She is also Professor of Global Law at the William W. Cook Chair at the University of Michigan. Furthermore, Dr. Peters is the creator of a vision, at the same time solid and original, about the legal status of animals. Her theory about the need for the recognition of a Global Law, of critical character, for all animals opens the doors for new studies and actions in defense of animals
At the ICALP (UAB) we are particularly pleased with this recent recognition of their tireless scientific work, which we enjoy and learn upon every year. Dr. Peters is, in addition to being a member of the ICALP, Professor of the Master's Degree in Animal Law and Society since its creation, a member of the Editorial Board of the Book Collections (Tirant lo Blanch and UAB Publications), which the ICALP publishes, and of the Advisory Board of the journal dA. Derecho Animal (Forum of Animal Law Studies) which we have been publishing since 2009 (https://revistes.uab.cat/da/about.
If there is something that distinguishes Dr. Peters is - besides her tenacity in the work and her vast knowledge - her lucidity and generosity to dedicate her time to whoever asks her for advice in a job, in an academic crossroad, in a project approach. With great talent and humility he always attends to the youngest researchers and students of the Master, with whom he also loves, as the good German academic tradition prescribes, to go out to dinner together and to chat informally.
Dr. Peters knows how to guide and help in such a natural way that sometimes it is even difficult to thank her. From here, we wish you: FAUSTUM FELIX TIBI SIT!