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Author Westra, Laura.

Title Environmental justice and the rights of ecological refugees / Laura Westra
Published London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 302 pages)
Contents The question of environmental refugees -- International assistance and the refugee convention's five grounds of persecution -- State protection and state responsibility to ecological refugees -- The five grounds revisited : who are the vulnerable? -- Ecological refugees : protection and rights in international law -- International law beyond the convention on the status of refugees -- Towards a comprehensive approach to protecting refugees and the internally displaced
Summary Climate change and other environmental problems are increasingly leading to the displacement of populations from their homelands, whether through drought, flooding, famine or other causes. Worse, there is currently no protection in international law for people made refugees by such means. Following on from her previous explorations of environmental justice as it relates to future generations and indigenous peoples, Laura Westra now turns her attention to the plight of ecological refugees. In Part I, Westra provides an overview of what defines an ecological refugee and their present legal status
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-292) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Environmental justice.
Environmental refugees -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Human rights.
Refugees -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1844077977 (cloth)
1849770085 (electronic bk.)
9781844077977 (cloth)
9781849770088 (electronic bk.)