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Introduction

Jane Mcadam

in Climate Change, Forced Migration, and International Law

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199587087
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738494 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587087.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of climate change and its role in human migration. It then sets out the purpose of the book, which is to examine the scope of existing international law to respond to the climate change-related movement, and to identify its potential for future development and expansion. Stepping aside from political debates and climate change advocacy, it systematically analyses international legal principles, jurisprudence, and State practice to determine where regulatory gaps exist, and how they might best be responded to. The book takes a human rights-based approach to the climate change-related movement. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: environmental change; climate change; migration; international law

Chapter.  7428 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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