PhD Confirmation Seminar by Vernon Rive
Level 9, Room 920
Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham Street, Carlton
T: 9035 3017
Under the supervision of Associate Professor Margaret Young and Professor Michelle Foster, Vernon will present his thesis titled 'Scattered laws, scattered lives: a regimes analysis of legal and policy responses to climate change-related displacement, migration and relocation in Oceania'.
Abstract Over the past decade, a range of legal and policy responses to the phenomena of existing and future climate change-related displacement, migration and relocation (CCDMR) have emerged within international institutions, NGOs, state-led initiatives, and domestic legal processes. Clusters of overlapping international instruments and entities with legal, functional or operational interests and roles relating to CCDMR fairly invite the characterisation of 'fragmented'.
Employing the theoretical and conceptual lens of regimes and regime interaction, Vernon Rive’s thesis examines legal, normative and institutional linkages between the international climate change, refugee, human rights and trade regimes, as those regimes confront and address CCDMR in the Oceania region. His research also investigates key aspects of New Zealand state interactions with international regimes, including the implications of CCDMR on New Zealand’s ‘Pacific Reset’ initiative, and treatment of climate change-related asylum and complementary protection cases from Pacific applicants within the Immigration and Protection Tribunal.
Mr Vernon Rive, PhD Candidate