In recent years, the environmental migrant movements have increased significantly around the world as a result of the recent environmental disasters, whether they were natural or man-made. Moreover, although the Global Compact on Refugees - adopted by the United Nations on 17/12/2018- has affirmed the climatic factors and natural disasters as causes for the increase of refugee movements, there are yet no binding legal provisions upon which the receiving countries are obligated by virtue of law to receive those environmental migrants.
In this regard, this current study sheds light on the concept of "Environmental Refugees" in specific; as the study aims to identify the idiomatic and legal differences between the concepts of 'Political Refugees', 'Environmental Migrants' and 'Displaced Persons'. Furthermore, the study also aims to urging the enactment of legal legislations regulating the protection of environmental migrant rights, based on the legal status in France in light of the decisions passed by the French Conseil d’Etat, particularly in the two cases of: Mme Drannikova and Mme Ryjenkova.
Keywords: Refugee, Refugee environment, Displaced, Environmental disaster, Territorial asylum, environmentally motivated migrants, anticipatory refugees, CADHOM report, CADHOM, refugee Convention, The recognition persecutory environmental, Limoge Appeal on ecological refugees
Zakaria, Dr. Alia
"Legal Protection for the Environmental Refugee,"
UAEU Law Journal: Vol. 2021:
85, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uaeu.ac.ae/sharia_and_law/vol2021/iss85/8