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Lyal S Sunga

The author argues that the relationship between climate change and the deaths in Darfur is less direct than some accounts suggest. While ‘ontological vulnerability’ theory is not without promise for understanding the relationship between climate change and its effects on human populations, the theory requires supplementation with the kind of empirical work reflected in vulnerability and adaptation science. The author suggests that existing international legal arrangements offer a well-established, accepted and universal normative, theoretical and practical framework to help understand and address the relationship between climate change and human well-being in general and between climate change and the outbreak of ethnic armed conflict in particular.

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Ilaria Bottigliero and Lyal S. Sunga

This chapter notes that, despite a deteriorating international political climate that militates against cooperation on the issue of victims’ redress for acts of terror, there have been some positive developments. The UN Secretary-General, UN Human Rights Council, UN High-Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism, and the UN Office of Drugs and Crime have maintained their focus on victims of terrorism, and regional and sub-regional frameworks have also done so. Significant contributions have come from international criminal tribunals and the International Criminal Court. However, domestic avenues for victims of terrorism remain uneven and often they have been overly encumbered by procedural conditions that restrict access to both monetary and non-monetary forms of redress. Bottigliero and Sunga call for a more global approach to assist victims of terrorism and their families to access redress and for the elaboration of a more unified and comprehensive redress system for victims of terrorism in line with applicable UN norms and standards.