Emergence and Feasibility of Protections About 'Environmental Refugees' at Issue

Revue Tiers-Monde, pp. 35-54, December 2010

16 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2012

Date Written: September 28, 2010


The question of the definition and protection of environmental refugees or climate refugees is becoming more common in reports from UN agencies or organizations in the work of experts, researchers and academics, as well as NGO’s literature. The "qualification" of these movements varies between persons or organizations that are expressed. Today, no legal instrument does not define or provide direct protection, readable and relevant to all environmental refugees: it remains to be built. Therefore, our contribution will analyze the main tracks prospective currently discussed in academia, politics, associations and experts. The degree of realism, relevance and feasibility of these tracks will be interviewed legal.

Note: Downloadable document is in French.

Keywords: Environmental and climate migrations, legal protection, internal displaced persons, refugees, stateless persons, responsibility, UNHCR

JEL Classification: K32, K33

Suggested Citation

Cournil, Christel, Emergence and Feasibility of Protections About 'Environmental Refugees' at Issue (September 28, 2010). Revue Tiers-Monde, pp. 35-54, December 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1994355

Christel Cournil (Contact Author)

Université Paris XIII Nord ( email )

99 Avenue Jean Baptiste Clement
Villetaneuse, Seine Saint Denis 93430

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