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New Associate Professor in public international law

Portrait of Matthew Scott. Photo.

The Academic Appointments Board has 13 May 2024 decided to appoint Matthew Scott as Associate Professor (docent) in public international law.

Matthew Scott defended his PhD thesis in public international law at the Faculty of Law in 2018. The focus of his research was on the application of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees in situations of cross-border climate- and disaster-related displacement. After completing this doctoral research, Matthew joined the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, where he has led research and education initiatives across Asia and the Pacific, Africa and Europe at the intersection of climate change, disasters and displacement.

He is the course director of the international human rights law course on the joint Faculty of Law / Raoul Wallenberg Institute LLM in international human rights law as well as for the course on human rights law, the environment and climate change. 

Current research and programming interests concern urban climate-related human mobilitybuilding resilience to pandemic risk, and rights-based climate adaptation.


Matthew Scott in the Research Portal