This course will provide a state of the art, up to date overview of the phenomena of climate displacement, an understanding of the dynamics of climate displacement, the countries which are now and in future will be most heavily affected and the legal and policy measures that will be required to ensure that all climate displaced persons are afforded rights-based and viable solutions to their displacement.
By approaching this vexing issue in this manner, the course will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the legal issues involved, how they can be invoked and where work is underway today to protect the rights of climate displaced persons, with an emphasis on Bangladesh, Kiribati, Maldives, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.
While estimates of the scale of future climate displacement are notoriously difficult to prove with any precision, it is certain that many millions of people will be forced by the consequences of climate change to flee their homes and lands, and in some instances, their countries.
International and national laws and institutions are arguably not yet capable of ensuring that the rights of climate displaced persons will be fully respected and protected.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
The learning outcomes include equipping students to:
- understand the phenomenon of climate displacement, its likely scale, countries most heavily affected, how it manifests and required solutions
- understand the position of international law, in particular human rights law, on climate displacement and the rights of those affected
- understand the particular challenges, legal and otherwise, facing the most heavily affected countries, including Bangladesh, Kiribati, Maldives, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and how these may best be addressed.
- understand the key actors in the area of climate displacement including UN agencies, national governments, civil society actors and affected communities
It is expected that the assessment will be:
- A research paper (worth 80%)
- Performance during a debate on the final day of the course, participation and attendance during the course (worth 20%).
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26 Contact Hours (Intensive Delivery over 4 days) plus private study and reading time.
2014 course intensive dates: 16-19 September
Requisite and Incompatibility
The Climate Change and Displacement Reader (Scott Leckie, Ezekiel Simperingham and Jordan Bakker, eds., Taylor & Francis, Routledge/Earthscan, 2012, and various materials prepared by the lecturer.
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|5675||16 Sep 2014||16 Sep 2014||26 Sep 2014||31 Oct 2014||In Person||N/A|