Jan van de Venis

Human Rights Lawyer

Jan van de Venis is ‘Ombudsperson Future Generations’, Human Rights Lawyer and Rights of Nature expert at JustLaw, a niche law firm that focuses on how the law can work for sustainable development and the brightest possible future for all life. Increasingly, the rights of children, future generations and nature play a major role in his work. He is a UN Harmony with Nature expert, explained Rights of Nature in his TEDTalk ‘Who owns Nature?’, is chairman of the Dunes of Texel National Park and director/co-founder of NGOs such as Stand Up For Your Rights and FossielvrijNL. He is also a special guest lecturer in human rights at various universities, UN bodies and institutes such as Clingendael.