Fanny Thornton is Assistant Professor in Law at the School of Law and Justice at the University of Canberra in Australia. She holds a PhD in Public International Law from the Australian National University and is the author of a recent book with Oxford University Press entitled Climate Change and People on the Move: International Law and Justice. The thread of her research involves exploring how rights and justice frameworks fit with emerging developments in law and policy concerning climate change and its effects, particularly human migration, displacement and relocation stemming from climate change. She works with international organizations including the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). She is a dual German and Australian national. More information concerning Dr Thornton’s research can be found here. While at the Hertie School, she will focus her research on the human rights dimensions of human displacement and migration motivated by climate change.