Displaced, Evicted or Resettled by Climate Change Measures Neglecting the Rights of Affected Communities in the Case of the Bujagali Hydropower Plant
10 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2017
Date Written: June 30, 2016
Climate policies have been increasingly scrutinised concerning their effect on human rights in general and forced movement of people in particular. With the example of the Bujagali Hydropower Plant in Uganda, a project registered under the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol, this article argues that the human rights of people affected by climate protecting activities are not adequately taken into account in the global climate policy regime, which leaves them vulnerable to the violation of their rights including forced eviction, displacement or resettlement processes that fail to comply with human rights standards. It furthermore illustrates that such measures are usually embedded in a complex national and international political and legal context that makes it difficult for project affected persons to hold involved actors accountable and to access justice.
Keywords: Bujagali, Hydropower plant, Human Rights, Chlimate Change, Migrants, Accountability
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