15 Dec 2022 - 16 Dec 2022
External Events, University of Naples L'Orientale, Palazzo Corigliano, Piazza San Domenico, 80134 Naples, Italy
Fornalé, Elisa

Conference "Migration and Rights at the time of the Anthropocene"

Save the date! WTI's Professor, Elisa Fornalé, will be speaking at a conference in Naples (Italy) part of the research project "Anthropocene/Capitalocene and international migration. A critical reading." The event is co-organized by the University of Naples L'Orientale and the World Trade Institute, CLIMCO2 Project.


We intend to investigate the phenomenon of migration in correlation with climate change, environmental degradation and natural disasters, a combination of issues that has gained the  attention of the international community and scholars, and which, as underlined by international organizations, will gain ever greater importance in future. 

Starting from the state of the art, our aim is to provide a qualitative and quantitative framework for the aforementioned phenomenon, to highlight the difficulties of terminological definition and reconstruct the ongoing debate between maximalists and minimalists. 

The investigation will then focus on international and regional documents (both international treaties and soft-law documents) adopted to combat climate change through immigration law and within the framework of human rights law. Our principal aim is to verify the importance they attribute to mobility related to environmental phenomena and assess the strategies they have prepared, first to address it, both in terms of adaptation and mitigation, in order to allow people to stay in their country; second, in terms of resettlement, reception and regulation of legal status where there is no other possibility but to migrate, individually or collectively. 

The survey will analyze the strategies prepared by states, also in a comparative approach, in order to offer examples of the regulation of mobility related to environmental and climatic phenomena. We want to focus on international and national jurisprudence aimed at providing some form of protection for people on the move in the aftermath of a natural disaster or because of the impacts of slow and progressive phenomena. 

The research is interdisciplinary, and made possible by the collaboration within the research group of jurists, geographers and philosophers. 


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