Dr. Cosmin Corendea holds the Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) distinction in International Legal Studies from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco and he received his LL.M. in Intercultural Human Rights with honours from Saint Thomas University Law School in Miami.
Best known for initiating and developing the concept of ‘international hybrid law’ in 2007 – a legal research tool which uses human rights, environmental and refugee/migration law in climate change-related case analysis – his experience includes field research in the Pacific, Europe and Asia, and consultancies for different universities, organizations and United Nations agencies.
Working Area at UNU-EHS
Cosmin Corendea serves as Associate Academic Officer, managing the MRF Chair Project on Social Vulnerability which initiates policy relevant research and organizes capacity-building in the respective area. His current research focuses on environmentally induced migration in different concerned areas, institutional vulnerabilities and disaster risk management.
He is focal point for the following topics:
Legal, cultural and socio-economic dimensions of social vulnerability
Comparative frameworks of social perception of social vulnerabilities
also coordinates The Climate Change, Environment
and Migration Alliance (CCEMA), which is a multi-stakeholder global
partnership aiming to bring together actors representing a range of
perspectives including environment, migration, development and humanitarian
Corendea, C. (2011). Working with Young Refugees, IDPs and Asylum Seekers in Europe. Report, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France.
Corendea, C. (2009). Human security in Pacific: the Climate Refugees of the Sinking Islands. Refugee Studies Centre Library, University of Oxford, UK.
Corendea, C. (2007). Religion and religious diversity in Europe: training activities reports. Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France.
Corendea, C. (2006). Diagnosis of Human Trafficking: An East European Perspective on Prostitution and Procurement. South East European University, Tetovo, Macedonia.
Oliver-Smith, A., Cutter, S. L., Warner, K., Corendea, C., and K. Yuzva (2012). Addressing Loss and Damage in the context of Social Vulnerability and Resilience. Policy Brief No. 7. Bonn: United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS).
Corendea, C., Warner, K., and K. Yuzva (2012). Social Vulnerability and Adaptation in Fragile States. InterSections No. 11. Bonn: United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS).
Hamza, M., and C. Corendea (eds.) (2012). Climate Change and Fragile States: Rethinking Adaptation. SOURCE No. 16. Bonn: United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS).