The international regulation of persons displaced by climate change

Maguire, Rowena & Kruger, Louise (2013) The international regulation of persons displaced by climate change. In Francis, Angus & Maguire, Rowena (Eds.) Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons in the Asia Pacific Region. Ashgate Publishing, Farnham, Surrey, pp. 201-224.

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It is certain that there will be changes in environmental conditions across the globe as a result of climate change. Such changes will require the building of biological, human and infrastructure resilience. In some instances, the building of such resilience will be insufficient to deal with extreme changes in environmental conditions and legal frameworks will be required to provide recognition and support for people relocating as a result of environmental change. International legal frameworks do not currently recognise or assist people displaced as a result of environmental factors.

The objective of this chapter is to examine the areas of international law relevant to displacement arising from environmental factors, consider some of the proposed climate displacement instruments and suggest the most suitable international institution to host a program addressing climate displacement. In order to determine the most appropriate institution to address and regulate climate displacement, it is imperative to consider issues of governance. This paper seeks to examine this issue and determine whether it is preferable to place climate displacement programs into existing international legal frameworks, or whether it is necessary to regulate this area in an entirely new institution specifically designed to deal with the complex and cross-cutting issues surrounding the topic...

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ID Code: 64842
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Refugee, Climate Displacement, Internal Displacement, Asia Pacific, Regional
ISBN: 9781409455400
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > International Law (excl. International Trade Law) (180116)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Ashgate Publishing
Deposited On: 27 Nov 2013 23:47
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2015 21:00

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