Climate-induced environmental degradation impairs major human rights and can - in the case of inadequate preventive measures - lead to involuntary migration. It is assumed that the majority of persons affected will stay within the boundaries of their home states ( i.e. mainly in developing countries). While other, typically developed states have caused the majority of historic greenhouse gas emissions, it is primarily the home state that is responsible for the protection of internally displaced persons.
This article first analyses in how far the current legal framework for internal displacement including its implementation on the ground offers adequate protection. Second, it is discussed to what extent states have extraterritorial human rights obligations and if the latter obligations add anything new to the burden sharing rules of international environmental law.
Margit Ammer, Climate-induced Internal Displacement: Is Europe obliged to help? in: Tessa Debus, Regina Kreide, Michael Krennerich, Karsten Malowitz, Arnd Pollmann, Susanne Zwingel (eds)
Zeitschrift für Menschenrechte / Journal for Human Rights
Menschenrechte in der Klimakrise
Jahrgang 4, 2010, Nr.2,
Wochenschau Verlag Schwalbach/Ts, Pg.48-72.
2011, 192 Pages. BR. 214 X 149 MM.
€ 18,-- | ISBN: 978-3-89974650-3
The Journal of Human Rights is a quarterly journal that serves as an interdisciplinary forum for the public discussion and social-theoretic reflection of questions of human rights. The journal attempts to deepen the debate about the human rights in political science and in related disciplines by fostering systematic reconstruction of the normative foundation of human rights. It offers wide-ranging approaches to the subject including both theoretic and empirical perspectives. The papers address questions of legitimacy of rights, of theoretical foundations of rights discourse, and the interpretation of civil, social and cultural rights in particular contexts. The reflection on the contemporary theory and practice of human rights complements the international human rights discourse.