Protection of the environmentally displaced in the International regime of refugees.

Type

Journal Article

Author(s)

Pacifico, A. P.
Gaudencio, M. R. B.

Title

Protection of the environmentally displaced in the International regime of refugees.

Year

2014

Journal

REMHU, Rev. Interdiscip. Mobil. Hum.

Vol (No), pp

22(43), 133-148

Abstract

The displacement of people by environmental causes gives birth to discussions because of the absence of legal recognition and particular legal protection for this category of people. In this sense, this article examines the International Refugee Regime (IRR), conceptualizes environmentally displaced persons (EDP) and reflects on their lack of protection by the IRR. Then, it examines the causes and consequences of displacements and the forms of protection to EDPs, concluding that existing regimes do not offer them effective protection. A solution, according to Betts (2009), would be cooperation for protection by cross-issue persuasion of state interest, persuading states to cooperate in their own interests, as a response for the absence of effective protection to EDPs.

Citation

Pacifico, A. P. and M. R. B. Gaudencio (2014). ” Protection of the environmentally displaced in the International regime of refugees.” REMHU, Rev. Interdiscip. Mobil. Hum. 22(43): 133-148.

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