Lawyer and French politician
Corinne Lepage is a lawyer and French female politican. She was Minister of the Environment from 1995 to 1997 and a Member of the European Parliament from 2009 to 2014. In 1996, she founded the Citizenship, Action, Participation for the 21st Century (CAP 21) Party, which became a political movement in 2000. In 2012 she founded Essaim, a research institute, and the following year, Rassemblement citoyen, a cooperative political movement. In 2014, she became head of the LRC – CAP21 party. At the request of French President François Hollande, she’s currently in charge of drafting The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, considered a stepping stone towards the recognition of environmental rights for future generations.