Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise

Legal Consequences from the Law of the Sea, Statehood and Affected Persons Perspectives
1 October 2021
Start time 
3:00 pm
Zoom Platform - CET Time Zone
Target audience: 
Online – Registration required
Registration deadline: 
30 September 2021, 12:00
Contact details: 
Organizational Secretariat-Faculty of Law
+39 0461 281844

h.15:00 Welcome Addresses


Setting the Scene 

The International Legal Framework on Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise

  • Elena Fasoli, University of Trento 

The Science of Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise 

  • Thomas Frölicher, Climate and Environmental Physics & Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Bern

The Work of the International Law Commission on Sea-Level Rise in Relation to International Law

Law of the Sea Implications

  • Nilüfer Oral, International Law Commission 
  • Bogdan Aurescu, International Law Commission

Discussant: Tullio Treves, Former Judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of Sea 

The State and the Coast: Legal Implications on the Continuity or Loss of Statehood

  • Davor Vidas, International Law Association, Committee on International Law and Sea-Level Rise

Discussant: Giuseppe Nesi, University of Trento 

Forced Migration and Rights of the Affected Population

  • Patrícia Galvão Teles, International Law Commission 

Discussant: Elisa Fornalé, World Trade Institute, University of Bern

h. 16:40 Q&A Session 

Scientific organisation:

Elena Fasoli, Giuseppe Nesi

Information and Registration:

The webinar will take place on the Zoom platform. Participation is free but on-line registration is necessary. You can access the virtual room by a link that we will send you by e-mail after your registration. The registration will close on 30th September 2021 h. 12.00 CET.


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