Climate: A “right to the future” for displaced people?

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By Fanny

Floods, rising waters, desertification, large-scale pollution, nuclear accidents… there are many reasons why people may be forced to move.

However, international law does not grant refugee status to people affected by these phenomena. Indeed, the current legal instruments and regimes do not – or do not sufficiently – meet the protection needs of “climate or environmental refugees.”

How can this shortcoming be remedied? What rights could be recognised in the future for these populations, who are deprived of their territory and everything that goes with it (access to resources, cultural identity, etc.)?

The lecture proposes to clarify the obstacles imposed by the current system and to draw up perspectives and proposals for a necessary evolution of the legal framework of asylum, a major challenge for the protection of human rights, particularly in the light of the climate emergency.

See you on 12 May at 5.30pm

Click here to access the LinkedIn event

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