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Sea-Level Rise in Relation to International Law: A New Topic for the United Nations International Law Commission

  • Patrícia Galvão Teles
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Abstract

One of the most important and pressing current global challenges to the Law of the Sea is the issue of climate change and its adverse effects, namely those arising from rising sea-levels. This phenomenon of sea-level rise also presents challenges to other areas of international law such as those related to statehood and the protection of persons affected by sea-level rise. The present chapter looks at this important challenge and aims at presenting the proposal for a new topic included in the United Nations International Law Commission agenda entitled “Sea-level rise in relation to International Law”, of which the author was one of the co-proponents.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrícia Galvão Teles
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  1. 1.United Nations International Law CommissionAutonomous University of LisbonLisbonPortugal

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