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Faculty Seminar | Climate-Change Induced Displacement and Rights-Based Protection: Need for a Sui Generis Convention

March 15, 2022

The Faculty Seminar will be held on March 16, 2022  at 04:30 PM


Dr. Saurabh Bhattacharjee, Associate Professor of Law, NLSIU


The proposed paper identifies the existing gaps in the international legal framework. Based on this analysis, it argues that ad hoc responses to the protection needs of Climate Change Induced Displaced People (CCDPs) based on existing international legal regimes are likely to be ineffective and would lead to inconsistency, confusion, and conflict. Since climate change-induced displacement presents a multi-faceted problem that spans across different international protection regime, the paper asserts that an independent self-standing Convention would have certain advantages over other suggested alternatives in ensuring a tangible rights-based protection regime for the CCDPs. Towards this end, the paper also identifies certain key requirements that must be satisfied for any such Convention to be an effective instrument of international protection for the CCDPs.