PhD researcher or student information
Link to website with profile: http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/research/students/profiles/kathryn-allinson.html
Degrees BA: BA (Hons) Politics and Philosophy
LLM International Human Rights Law
PhD Research Information
Brief description:Displacement figures have risen to 65.3 million, there are now more displaced people in the world than ever before. It determines whether the laws of international responsibility, as expressed in the International Law Commission Articles on State Responsibility (ASR), can be relied upon to ensure State responsibility. These secondary obligations provide a framework for holding States accountable for breaches of international law by States. The approach provides a more comprehensive and nuanced understanding of today’s realities of population displacement due to armed conflict. I begin by considering whether the causing of forced displacement is an international legal wrong and how this can be established. I then explore how the laws on State responsibility can be applied to hold DTSs accountable for causing such flows when they breach international law.
Methodology:Through a legal-doctrinal methodology, drawing on a multi-doctrinal approach this thesis scrutinizes the responsibility of displacing third States (DTS) for causing forced displacement. The approach augments available literature, focusing on the responsibilities of the State of origin of the persons concerned, by centring instead on DTS responsibility. To test the methodological approach the research conducts an empirical investigation using case studies in order to apply the law on international responsibility to war displacement.
Keywords: state responsibility, international refugee law, humanitarian law, Human Rights, Forced Displacement, Criminal Law
Language(s) of writing: English
Queen Mary University of London