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The Public Submissions Process on Effective Environmental Enforcement (SEM) under the USMCA/CUSMA/T-MEC


June 24, 2020


  • Panelists will give an overview of the USMCA/CUSMA/T-MEC and ECA and discuss Chapter 24 (Environment), which will enter into force on July 1, 2020, and cover how the SEM process will differ under the new regime.
  • Recent graduates and current students will give their perspectives on the new SEM process.
  • Panelists will discuss the future SEM—what can we learn from the past and how can we make the SEM a more responsive tool?

Gustavo Alanís-Ortega, President, Mexican Environmental Law Center (CEMDA) and CEC JPAC member
Tracy Hester, Law Professor, University of Houston Law Center
Robert Moyer, Director of SEM, CEC
Paolo Solano, Legal Officer, SEM, CEC
Justin Hicks, rising third-year law student at University of Houston Law School
Amélie Laurin-Gravel, McGill University Faculty of Law (2020)
Patrick Kanopoulos, McGill University Faculty of Law (2019)
Elizabeth Whitsitt, Law Professor, University of Calgary Law School and CEC JPAC member
Raul Pacheco-Vega, Professor, Centre for Economic Research and Teaching, CIDE, Aguascalientes, Mexico
Hoi Kong, Law Professor, Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia TEK Expert (invited)
Jorge Guzmán, Executive Director, CAFTA-DR Secretariat for Environmental Matters

Public Submissions Process