Climate Change, Disasters, and the Refugee Convention

Climate Change, Disasters, and the Refugee Convention - Cambridge Asylum and Migration Studies

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Synopsis

Climate Change, Disasters and the Refugee Convention is concerned with refugee status determination (RSD) in the context of disasters and climate change. It demonstrates that the legal predicament of people who seek refugee status in this connection has been inconsistently addressed by judicial bodies in leading refugee law jurisdictions, and identifies epistemological as well as doctrinal impediments to a clear and principled application of international refugee law. Arguing that RSD cannot safely be performed without a clear understanding of the relationship between natural hazards and human agency, the book draws insights from disaster anthropology and political ecology that see discrimination as a contributory cause of people's differential exposure and vulnerability to disaster-related harm. This theoretical framework, combined with insights derived from the review of existing doctrinal and judicial approaches, prompts a critical revision of the dominant human rights-based approach to the refugee definition.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781108747127
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 341.486
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 201
Weight: 396g
Height: 175mm
Width: 246mm
Spine width: 22mm