Rights of Environmentally Displaced Persons: Need for a Legal Framework

Type

Journal Article

Author(s)

Arpitha, KV
Achyutananda, M

Title

Rights of Environmentally Displaced Persons: Need for a Legal Framework

Date

2016

Journal

International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews

Vol (No), pp

6(1), 815x-821x

Abstract

Environment is considered to be vital factor in the life of human being, from providing food to providing shelter plays an important role. Like how a good environment helps in all round development of one’s personality and a bad environment inhibits its development. Man in order to survive adapts himself to his environment but rarely pays due attention for its improvement. It is depressing to know that the water we drink, the air we breathe are all polluted and we are now facing serious ecological crisis like acid rain, global warming, water and air pollution, the extinction of numerous animals and plant species and the loss of biodiversity. And there is new emerging group of people who cross border or leave their native place in search of shelter because of the natural disasters, flood, earthquakes, tsunami, climate change etc., who are variously termed as Environmentally Displaced Persons, Climate or Environmental Refugees, Climate-induced Displaced Persons. Such groups of people face deprivation and marginalization in their own and foreign land. Although Universal Human Rights regime exists for all across the globe, but for such people there is protection gap which needs to be filled with a legal framework which will afford them with protection as a human being. This paper seeks to discuss the rights available to such group of people under the existing Human Rights regime and how a legislative framework can be developed for their protection.

Citation

Arpitha, K.V., Achyutandanda, M. (2019). Rights of Environmentally Displaced Persons: Need for a Legal Framework. International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews, 6(1), 815x-821x.

Available

http://ijrar.com/upload_issue/ijrar_issue_20543257.pdf

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