Working Group on Climate Change, Disasters and Displacement

Established in 2022, the RLI Working Group on Climate Change, Disasters and Displacement is a multi-disciplinary group of experts created by the RLI to address legal and policy issues relating to displacement and other forms of human mobility in the context of climate change and disasters. It provides an academic platform for promoting exchange and developing collaborative research on these issues at the national, regional and global levels

Key outputs and activities

  • The Working Group made a written submission to the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in the context of Climate Change in response to a call for inputs on “Addressing the human rights implications of climate change displacement including legal protection of people displaced across international borders”. The submission is available here.
  • It is currently working on a response to recent reports by the UN Special Rapporteurs the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in the context of Climate Change, the Human rights of Internally Displaced Persons and the Human Rights of Migrants which each address climate change and displacement.

The Working Group is convened by Mr Bruce Burson,. RLI network members who wish to become involved should email the convenors directly.

Current members