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New international rights standard for climate displaced people

Source(s):  Young Power in Social Action (YPSA)

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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  • New international rights standard for climate displaced people
  • Publication date 2013
  • Author(s) Shahjahan, Mohammad; Arifur Rahman, Md.
  • Number of pages 5 p.

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