International Law Observer is pleased to welcome Michèle Morel as guest contributor. Michèle is currently undertaking PhD studies at Ghent University, Belgium, Faculty of Law, Department of Public International Law, into the topic of “environmental migration” (more specifically the interplay between International Human Rights Law and Refugee Law). Prior to commencing her PhD work, Michèle studied at both University of Ghent and University of Nottingham. Her research interests are international human rights law and international refugee and migration Law. Michèle’s first contribution deals with the very topical and increasingly important issue of so-called “climate-refugees”.