Climate Change and Refugees:A Challenge to Legal Frameworks

Behrman, Simon and Kent, Avidan (2024) Climate Change and Refugees:A Challenge to Legal Frameworks. In: Research Handbook on Asylum and Refugee Policy. Edward Elgar. (In Press)

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The impacts of climate change are now widely recognised as a driver of forced migration. Much debate persists, however, as to whether existing legal frameworks can provide effective protection to those affected, especially those who are forced to cross borders to escape the danger. These arguments are closely linked to ones surrounding the terminology used to describe the phenomenon. This chapter contextualises these debates within a selection of key recent legal and policy developments, and attempts to unpick some of these questions and suggest ways forward, based on critical engagement with certain underlying premises of refugee, human rights, and environmental law.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 13 - climate action,sdg 16 - peace, justice and strong institutions ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/climate_action
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
UEA Research Groups: University of East Anglia Schools > Faculty of Science > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > International Law
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2024 16:27
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 16:27

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