Environmental migration in international law and politics
 
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WPiA UWM w Olsztynie
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Sandler&Travis Advisory Service
Publish date: 2018-04-19
Submission date: 2017-11-20
Acceptance date: 2018-02-07
 
JoMS 2018;36(1):145–163
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Objectives:
The topic of this article is the problem of no legal regulations regarding the status of environmental migrants and its implications. Neither does International law permit them to take advantage of legal protection granted to refugees, nor are their interests represented in any international document. The article presents the analysis of the works of United Nations, expert group and international organisations, which resulted in introducing the notions of migrants and people in vulnerable situations to the Preamble of, adopted at the climate conference in 2015, Paris Agreement, stressing the importance of promoting and respecting their rights

Material and methods:
Analysis of literature and documents

Results:
The effectiveness of UN and other key actors such as the International Organization for Migration and leaders at the G20 summit has been discussed. The ineffectiveness of past actions

Conclusions:
There is a need to continue work on the political and legal level

CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Piotr Wacław Krajewski   
WPiA UWM w Olsztynie, Olsztyńska 63, 11-001 Dywity, Polska
 
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