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«Réfugiés écologiques» et droit international

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Given the magnitude and severity outlined the phenomenon of "environmental refugees", it is urgent to analyze issues of international law on this issue. Thus, it should be based on some elements of definition and a reminder of the (non) answers that the current international refugee law gives to the question of the legal status of environmental refugees, analyzing and initially assess the various obligations of States related to the emergence of the phenomenon of "environmental refugees" before asking, in a second phase what developments in international law are desirable in order to make deal with this problem satisfactorily, especially from a legal perspective. The author uses the term "environmental refugee" because ultimately the threats faced by those affected, starting from the definition of the elements mentioned, are actually comparable to those experienced by people who are to be considered as "refugee" under the Geneva Convention.

Keywords: international law; ecological refugees; Geneva Convention; refugee law; legal status of environmental refugees



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