Posted by: Dr. Breffni Lennon | June 7, 2014

UCC Public Panel Discussion: Climate Justice and Adaptation Strategies: Linking Global and Local Initiatives

Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights
University College Cork
“Climate Justice and Adaptation Strategies: Linking Global and Local Initiatives”
Public Panel Discussion
Chair: Professor Siobhán Mullally, Director, CCJHR
Dr Cosmin Corendea, Institute for Environmental and Human Security, UN University, Bonn
Mr Diego Quiroz-Onate, Scottish Human Rights Commission
Mr Oisín Coghlan, Friends of the Earth Ireland
Dr Dug Cubie, Faculty of Law, UCC
Date: Thursday 26th June 2014
Time: 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Venue: Room 107, Western Gateway Building, University College Cork
There is no registration fee for this event.
Advance booking is required via this link
This public lecture is hosted in conjunction with the EU COST Action Programme IS1101 “Climate Change and Migration: Knowledge, Law and Policy, and Theory”. Full details of the project can be found at:
Professor Siobhán Mullally: Professor Mullally is Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR) at the Faculty of Law, UCC, which she co-founded in 2006 with Professor Caroline Fennell. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st century (ISS 21) and is a Global Faculty Affiliate of the Vulnerability and the Human Condition initiative at Emory University, School of Law, USA. Siobhán is the founding Joint Editor-in-Chief of the Irish Yearbook of International Law, published by Hart, Oxford. She has published widely in the fields of gender, sexuality and human rights law, immigration and refugee law and international law.
Dr Cosmin Corendea: Dr Corendea holds the Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) distinction in International Legal Studies from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, and he received his LL.M. in Intercultural Human Rights with honours from Saint Thomas University Law School in Miami. Best known for initiating and developing the concept of ‘international hybrid law’ in 2007 – a legal research tool which uses human rights, environmental and refugee/migration law in climate change-related case analysis – his experience includes field research in the Pacific, Europe and Asia, and consultancies for different universities, organisations and United Nations agencies.
Mr Diego Quiroz-Onate: Mr Quiroz-Onate is the Policy Officer at the Scottish Human Rights Commission. He is originally from Colombia. Most recently, Diego was an independent expert on Human Rights Institutions for the European Commission’s Peer Review Mission to Turkey on Judiciary and Fundamental Rights (2011). Before joining the Scottish Human Rights Commission he held a Lectureship in Law at the Robert Gordon University and was a visiting lecturer at Universitat Jaume I, Spain, and ESC Clermont, France. Diego has a LLM in International Human Rights Law, Organisations and Humanitarian Law from Lund University, Sweden, and his academic work in the areas of human rights law, asylum and immigration and the responsibilities of non-state actors under international law has been published internationally.
Mr Oisín Coghlan: Mr Coghlan has been Director of Friends of the Earth Ireland since 2005. Oisín heads the panel of representatives of the Environmental Pillar of Social Partnership and sits on the National Economic and Social Council (NESC). Before joining Friends of the Earth, Oisín worked for 10 years in the areas of overseas aid and human rights. Oisín’s primary degree was Sociology and Political Science in Trinity and he did a Masters in International Relations in DCU. He was elected to the Royal Irish Academy Committee for Climate Change Sciences in 2009.
Dr Dug Cubie: Dr Cubie graduated in Scottish and International Law from the University of Dundee, and received a First Class LL.M (International) from the University of Cambridge. Dug subsequently worked in refugee protection, including with the Irish Refugee Council, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Nepal and the Republic of Congo, and with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Dublin. Prior to returning to academia, Dug worked for the Irish Red Cross, in particular covering the Indian Ocean Tsunami Relief and Recovery Programme. Since 2010, he has engaged in research and lecturing in the Faculty of Law, in particular in international human rights, humanitarian and disaster laws.

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