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Climate Change and People on the Move: International Law and Justice

Fanny Thornton


The book applies a justice framework to analysis of the actual and potential role of international law with respect to people on the move in the context of anthropogenic climate change. That people are affected by the impacts of climate change is no longer doubted, including with implications for the movement of people (migration, displacement, relocation, etc.). The book tackles unique questions concerning international responsibility for people movement arising from the inequities inherent to climate change. Corrective and distributive justice provide the analytical backbone. They are explor ... More

Keywords: climate change, people movement, international law, justice, corrective justice, distributive justice, liability, insurance, climate finance, burden-sharing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198824817
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198824817.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fanny Thornton, author
Assistant Professor of Law, University of Canberra