Webinar Series: Rising Sea Levels: Promoting Climate Justice through International Law

3rd, 11th, 17th and 24th March 2021
Low-lying coastal regions and island nations, are directly susceptible to threats posed by global warming and concomitant rise in sea levels. Many of those nations are small island developing states largely depending on fishing and tourism for their economic survival. Rising sea levels present a unique threat to the territorial integrity of those states, to their coastal communities, their oceanic resources, and, indeed, to their statehood. However, these small island States also often have the least capacity, financing, or political support for mitigation and adaptation initiatives.

In this series of four webinars, we will be looking at rising sea levels as a global problem and the legal issues arising from it from the lens of international law and climate justice.

Webinar 1: Rising Sea Levels & International Law: The role of the International Law Commission
Webinar 2: Rising Sea Levels: A Matter for the ICJ?
Webinar 3: Rising Sea Levels: Climate Displacement as a Human Right Violation
Webinar 4: Rising Sea Levels: Climate Change Litigation before Domestic Courts

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New Training Opportunities, Spring 2021

Short course: Law of the Sea, starts 4th March 2021 (virtual)

The course offers an informative overview of the international law of the sea and current challenges facing the world’s oceans and seas. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of law of the sea scholars, the course is designed to provide participants with a working knowledge of the relevant legal and regulatory framework, enhance and broaden their understanding on a wide spectrum of law of the sea topics such as deep seabed mining, maritime migration and unregulated fishing.
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Short Course Climate Change Law, starts 13th April 2021 (virtual)

This course offers a comprehensive overview of climate change law and the legal responses to the current climate crisis. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of scholars and practitioners, the course is designed to provide participants with a working knowledge of the relevant legal frameworks as well as to enhance their understanding of the way climate change impacts other areas of international law including territory, human rights, trade and investment.
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BIICL Courses are designed to help legal practitioners, civil society actors, government officials, students and academics to improve their knowledge of key areas international law.

Each course is convened by leading scholars at BIICL and taught by renowned experts from within and outside the organisation, combining academic expertise and practical experience in these fields of law.

Discounts are available on all BIICL courses for group bookings, students and those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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