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New international rights standard for climate displaced people


This paper introduces the “Peninsula principles on climate displacement”, which outlining the rights of people and communities who lose their homes, land and livelihoods due to the effects of climate change. It provides a comprehensive normative framework, based on principles of international law, human rights obligations and good practice, within which the rights of climate displaced persons can be addressed, and addresses climate displacement within a State and not cross-border climate displacement. This principles set out protection and assistance principles, consistent with the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, to be applied to climate displaced persons.

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  • Themes:Climate Change, Complex Emergency, Governance

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/36118

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