…Recognition of Environmentally Displaced Persons under International HR Law (B. Havard)


Brooke Havard


Displaced persons, environmental disasters, climate change, domestic and international protection


This Comment examines the mounting crisis of environmentally displaced persons, analyzes the limits of protection presently available to them and considers a potential solution to the crisis. Part II examines several of the major causes of environmental displacement: natural disasters, environmental degradation, development,industrial accidents and climate change. Part III considers the current protections, domestic and international, available to those persons displaced by environmental disasters. Finally, Part IV discusses theories that attempt to explain a basis through which environmentally displaced persons may find protection.


(2007) 18 Villanova Environmental Law Journal 65


Seeking Protection: Recognition of Environmentally Displaced Persons under International Human Rights Law