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Climate Change, Forced Migration, and International Law
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Climate Change, Forced Migration, and International Law

Jane McAdam

Abstract

Displacement caused by climate change is an area of growing concern. With current rises in sea levels and changes to the global climate, it is an issue of fundamental importance to the future of many parts of the world. This book critically examines whether States have obligations to protect people displaced by climate change under international refugee law, international human rights law, and the international law on statelessness. Drawing on field work undertaken in Bangladesh, India, and the Pacific island States of Kiribati and Tuvalu, the book evaluates whether the phenomenon of ‘climate ... More

Keywords: displacement, climate change, refugee law, international human rights law, Bangladesh, India, Kiribati, Tuvalu, habitat destruction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199587087
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587087.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane McAdam, author
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Australia

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