Environmentally-Induced Migrations. Drivers and the current global debate

  • Typ: Seminar (S)
  • Lehrstuhl: Zentrale Einrichtungen - Zentrum für Angewandte Kulturwissenschaft und Studium Generale
  • Semester: SS 2022
  • Zeit: Do 07.07.2022
    09:00 - 17:00, einmalig

    Fr 08.07.2022
    09:00 - 17:00, einmalig

    Sa 09.07.2022
    09:00 - 17:00, einmalig

  • Dozent: Eugenia Pacini
  • SWS: 2
  • LVNr.: 1130410
  • Hinweis: Online

Environmental disasters displace every year millions of people around the world, doubling the number of displaced persons due to conflicts and violence. While the latter have different options of international protection, yet no international legal status has been recognized to the Environmentally-Induced Migrants (EIMs). Considering that climate change contributes to the increase of environmental disaster and therefore displacement, this type of mass migration is in the spotlight at United Nations conferences on climate change.

This course aims to clarify the complexity of the drivers behind this phenomenon to comprehend the characteristics of this particular migratory movement. This will allow the identification of those needs of EIM that must be addressed in possible legal protection. Students will be provided with basic knowledge of human rights and forced migrations instruments, environmental and climate change laws that are relevant to EIM. Finally, participants will be prepared and involved in a simulation of an international conference during which they will have to negotiate the protection for EIMs. No previous legal knowledge is required.


2-3 ECTS


Registration required via: https://www.zak.kit.edu/anmeldung.php/event/46124#calendar_top