Miriam Cullen


Miriam is Assistant Professor of Climate and Migration Law at Copenhagen University Faculty of Law. Supported by a grant from the Independent Research Fund Denmark, Miriam’s current research interrogates legal responses to the foreseeable impacts of climate change, in particular displacement and migration. Miriam teaches courses in public international law; the law and practice of the United Nations; international migration law; and migration and forced displacement from climate change. During her PhD studies Miriam was a visiting doctoral student at Oxford University and a Visiting Professional in the Immediate Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, where she helped to draft the prosecutor’s policy on children. Before joining the Faculty at KU, Miriam represented the Australian Government on the Third Committee (Human Rights) of the UN General Assembly, and has held positions in the International Legal and International Security Divisions of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. She has led a number of parliamentary inquiries in Australia and trained parliamentary secretariats from across the Pacific.

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The IOM’s New Status and its Role under the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration: Pause for Thought

On 8 July 2016, the UN General Assembly adopted by consensus the Agreement Concerning the Relationship between the UN and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) (the UN-IOM Agreement). In broad terms, the objective of the UN-IOM Agreement was to ensure better coordination between UN agencies and the IOM as they fulfil their respective mandates. The Agreement…

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