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Author Thornton, Fanny, author

Title Climate change and people on the move : international law and justice / Fanny Thornton
Edition First edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource
Contents Introduction -- People movement in the climate change context -- People movement in the climate change context and international law -- Why justice? What justice? -- Corrective justice : pure -- Corrective justice : rough -- Distributive justice : costs -- Distributive justice : shelter -- Conclusion
Summary The book applies a justice framework to analysis of the actual and potential role of international law with respect to people on the move in the context of anthropogenic climate change. That people are affected by the impacts of climate change is no longer doubted, including with implications for the movement of people (migration, displacement, relocation, etc.). The book tackles unique questions concerning international responsibility for people movement arising from the inequities inherent to climate change. Corrective and distributive justice provide the analytical backbone. They are explored in a substantial theoretical chapter and then applied to subsequent contextual analysis. Corrective justice supports analysis as to whether people movement in the climate change context could be conceived or framed as harm, loss, or damage which is compensable under international law, either through fault-centred regimes or no-fault regimes (i.e., insurance). Distributive justice supports analysis as to whether such movement could be conceived or framed as a disproportionate burden, either for those faced with movement or those faced with sheltering people on the move, from which duties of redistribution may stem. The book contributes to the growing scholarship and analysis concerning international law or governance and people movement in response to climate change by investigating the bounds of the law where the phenomenon is viewed as one of (in)justice
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 10, 2018)
Subject Climatic changes -- Social aspects
Emigration and immigration law
Environmental refugees -- Legal status, laws, etc
Forced migration -- Law and legislation
Climatic changes -- Social aspects.
Emigration and immigration law.
LAW / Constitutional.
LAW / Public.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191863505 electronic book
0192558242 electronic book
9780191863509 electronic book
9780192558244 electronic book