To Be or Not to Be: The 'Environmental Refugee'

Neha Bhat

American University - Washington College of Law

October 30, 2012

The Paper provides a historical overview of the debate on the descriptive category of 'environmental refugees.' The broader scope of the paper is to assess whether those individuals and populations displaced due to environmental change caused and/ or exacerbated by a State's inability or unwillingness to provide change capacity and adaptability in response to environmental change will fall within the meaning of a 'refugee' under the 1951 Convention or not.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 8

Keywords: Refugees, Environmental Displacement, Migration, Environment-Migration nexus

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Date posted: November 4, 2012  

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Bhat, Neha, To Be or Not to Be: The 'Environmental Refugee' (October 30, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2170877 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2170877

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American University - Washington College of Law ( email )
4801 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20016
United States
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