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Repairing Domestic Climate Displacement

The Peninsula Principles, 1st Edition

Edited by Scott Leckie, Chris Huggins


198 pages

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Climate change, sometimes thought of as a problem for the future, is already impacting people’s lives around the world: families are losing their homes, lands and livelihoods as a result of sea level rise, increased frequency and intensity of storms, drought and other phenomena. Following several years of preparatory work across the globe, legal scholars, judges, UN officials and climate change experts from 11 countries came together to finalise a new normative framework aiming to strengthen the right of climate-displaced persons, households and communities. This resulted in the approval of the Peninsula Principles on Climate Displacement within States in August 2013.

This book provides detailed explanations and interpretations of the Peninsula Principles and includes in-depth discussion of the legal, policy and programmatic efforts needed to uphold the standards and norms embedded in the Principles. The book provides policy-makers with the conceptual understanding necessary to ensure that national-level policies are in place to respond to the climate displacement challenge, as well as a firm sense of the programme-level approaches that can be taken to anticipate, reduce and manage climate displacement. It also provides students and policy advocates with the necessary information to debate and critique responses to climate displacement at different levels.

Drawing together key thinkers in the field, this volume will be of great relevance to scholars, lawyers, legal advisors and policy-makers with an interest in climate change, environmental policy, disaster management and human rights law and policy.

Table of Contents

Foreword Justice Kevin Bell, Supreme Court of the State of Victoria, Australia 1. Using Human Rights to Resolve the Climate Displacement Problem: The Promise of the Peninsula Principles Scott Leckie 2. A Rights-Based Approach to Climate Displacement Khaled Hassine 3. A Brief Overview of the Drafting of the Peninsula Principles David Hodgkinson 4. The Preamble Bruce Burson 5. General Obligations Bonnie Docherty 6. Climate Displacement Preparation and Planning Robin Bronen 7. The Responsibilities of States to Protect Climate Displaced Persons Ezekiel Simperingham 8. Post-Displacement and Return Simon Bagshaw 9. Implementation Khaled Hassine 10. Some Observations and Conclusions Scott Leckie

About the Editors

Scott Leckie is the Founder and Director of Displacement Solutions; Visiting Professor at Australian National University, Canberra and Senior Fellow at Melbourne University Law School, Melbourne, Australia.

Chris Huggins is a member of the Association of American Geographers and is Adjunct Professor at Carleton University, Canada.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Development, Displacement and Resettlement

This series is concerned with the complex global issue of forced migration, from its causes and resulting implications to potential responses and solutions. With the numbers of forcibly displaced people around the world hitting record levels in recent years, including refugees, internally displaced persons and asylum seekers, this is an issue that affects not only those communities and countries that people are fleeing from, but also those they are fleeing to.

The series will explore the various mechanisms by which people undergo forced movement, such as war, conflict, environmental disaster, development projects, persecution, ecological degradation, famine, human trafficking and ethnic cleansing. It also seeks to promote a fuller understanding of the implications of forced displacement and how scholars, policy-makers, NGO advocates and those working in the field can collectively develop adequate responses.

To submit proposals, please contact the Editor, Helena Hurd ([email protected]).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy