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CCJHR and Irish Red Cross To Host "Climate Change, Displacement and the Law" Workshop
The workshop will take place between 9:30 and 1:30 on Friday, February 23 at the Camden Court Hotel in Dublin.
Every year, millions of people are displaced by climate-related disasters, and this is likely to increase as climate change accelerates. While most people displaced in the context of disasters and climate change remain within their own country, some are forced to cross international borders.
With climate change likely to change the frequency and severity of hydrometeorological events such as droughts, storms and flooding, leading to internal and cross-border disaster displacement, it is timely to consider current policy and legal implications.
This seminar will therefore examine the reasons behind movement of people in response to disasters, the impacts of climate change, implications for humanitarian organisations, and what legal and policy frameworks exist to support such movement.
Speakers will include leading international and Irish representatives from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Trócaire and IOM (TBC).
This seminar will be of interest to INGOs, policy makers, academics and students. Registration begins at 09.30, with the seminar commencing at 10.00. Refreshments and lunch will be served.
Part of the International Disaster Law project run by the Irish Red Cross (IRC) and the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR) at the School of Law, University College Cork, is funded through the Irish Research Council’s New Foundations award scheme. For more information, see: http://disaster-law.ucc.ie/
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