Zdravković, Ana (2019) INTERNATIONAL STATUS OF ENVIRONMENTAL MIGRANTS. Eudaimonia, 3 (1). pp. 27-54. ISSN 2560-3663

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In the light of the current migration crisis, there is an increasing need for ex- amining main causes of migrations. This paper contains a conceptual analysis of the notion “environmental migrants”, a newly established category of persons being in a need of specific international protection. Following the elaboration on two empirical examples supporting the fact that this is indeed an ongoing and contemporary problem at international scene, the author considers whether pro- posed terms are able to appropriately address the group in question, thus putting forward a definition of the concept, as these are regarded as initial steps towards creating a distinct legal framework and an adequate protection of such particu- larly vulnerable group. Additionally, the second part of the paper is revealing some of the present-day international legal mechanisms which might serve as a solution to this problem, as well as several proposals de lege ferenda. Ultimately, it can be concluded that there is a need for special protection of those who mi- grate due to environmental factors, as well as that it is the common interest of the entire international community to tackle this problem before it is too late.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: COBISS.SR-ID - 67243529
Uncontrolled Keywords: International Law. – Environmental migrants. – Environmental refugees. – Human Rights. – Environmental Law
Subjects: Ljudska i manjinska prava
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Depositing User: Mirjana Markov
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2022 20:04
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2022 20:04

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