To Be or Not to Be: The 'Environmental Refugee'
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 nexusworking papers series
Date posted: November 4, 2012
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