Global Migration Lecture Series

GLOBAL MIGRATION LECTURE SERIES
Sea-level rise: Displacement, Migration and Human RightsThursday 28 May 2020 I 14:00 – 15:30
Webex Online Event
Speaker:
Patrícia Galvão Teles

Member of the United Nations International Law Commission (ILC), Professor of International Law at the Autonomous University of Lisbon and Senior Legal Consultant on International Law at the Legal Department of the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She is also a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA).One of the most important and pressing current global challenges is the issue of climate change and its adverse effects, namely those arising from rising sea-levels. This phenomenon of sea-level rise presents challenges to many areas of International Law, such as those related to the law of the sea, statehood and the protection of persons affected by sea-level rise.

This lecture will discuss the specific issue of sea-level rise and its impact from the point of view of displacement, migration and human rights, an issue that is meriting attention both from the International Law Association (ILA) and the United Nations International Law Commission (ILC). In particular, it will look at the ongoing work of the ILC’s recently created Study Group on “Sea-level rise in relation to International Law”, of which the speaker is one of the Co-Chairs. Moderator:
Prof. Vincent Chetail
Director, Global Migration Centre
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Important information about joining the online Q&A session:
Give yourself 5 minutes before the session to install and connect to Webex.
There should be a way to connect without the download but this might limit the full use of the tool..
When you join the session, your microphone will be muted automatically and your video camera will be disabled. This is to help to reduce background noise and minimise bandwidth requirements during the session.
You’ll be able to ask your questions via the Q&A section. In this section, please send your questions to “all panelists” so that your question will be visible for the presenter and the host.
If you want to send questions in advance you can send them to globalmigration@graduateinstitute.ch by the 27 of May at 18:00.
Please note that we aim to record this session. If all goes smoothly, it will be shared with you and published on the Global Migration Centre webpage.