1:00 PM, 01 Oct 2019 - , ORB

Human Rights and Disasters (SDGs I, 2, 11 & 13) – A Legal Perspective

Human Rights and Disasters (SDGs I, 2, 11 & 13) – A Legal Perspective’.




Dr Dug Cubie 




Human Rights, Disasters and the SDGs – running throughout the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is a recognition of the harm which major disasters can have on individuals, families and communities, and consequently the impact that disasters can have on the realisation of the SDGs. Likewise, the UN human rights monitoring bodies are increasingly recognising the legal and human rights implications of disasters. This seminar will explore the international legal instruments of relevance to human rights, disasters and the SDGs, and query whether there is sufficient coherence between these different legal and policy frameworks.



Dr Dug Cubie is a lecturer in the School of Law, UCC and Deputy Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR). Before returning to academia in 2010, Dr Cubie worked for over 10 years in refugee protection and humanitarian action, including with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the UK, Belgium, Nepal and the Republic of Congo, with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Irish Refugee Council in Dublin, and Amnesty International in Hong Kong. Dr Cubie’s experience working for the Irish Red Cross’ Indian Ocean Tsunami programmes in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and the Maldives led directly to his academic research on international disaster law. Dr Cubie has published widely on disaster law, climate migration and human rights, including his monograph The International Legal Protection of Persons in Humanitarian Crises: Exploring the Acquis Humanitaire (Hart Publishing, Oxford 2017).

Free - all welcome. Organised by Dr Rosarii Griffin, Centre for Global Development, UCC

« Back to 2019-2020

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Unit

Comhionannas, Éagsúlacht agus Ionchuimsitheacht