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Handling Climate Displacement


  • Publication planned for: August 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from August 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108486484

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  • How do we begin to handle the greatest crisis affecting humanity today? Climate change is already causing droughts, flooding, and famine that are forcing people to leave their livelihoods and communities. In the years to come, millions will find their local areas uninhabitable, as mass displacement of people reaches disastrous levels. Handling Climate Displacement explains how climate change has become recognized as a human rights concern, and how human rights are key to managing the crisis. Local authorities and populations increasingly call for guidance in the absence of an internationally recognized framework. Drafted in 2013 by a committee of experts and practitioners, Hassine uses the Peninsula Principles on Climate Displacement within States to offer concrete solutions to the impending emergency. Enriched by the author's experience working with the victims of climate displacement, this book offers an effective framework to deal with the challenges presented by mass displacement while protecting human rights.

    • Approaches topics through relatable issues of the human impact of climate change, without jargon and abstract scientific concepts
    • Provides practical guidance on maintaining human rights in this unprecedented area
    • Uses real case scenarios to conceptualize a pre-emptive approach in dealing with climate displacement
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    Product details

    • Publication planned for: August 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108486484
    • length: 234 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 157 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • availability: Not yet published - available from August 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Research Framework:
    1. Introduction
    2. Climate displacement scenarios
    Part II. Connecting the Dots:
    3. Human mobility and the climate change framework
    4. Climate change and human rights: the path of convergence
    5. Mobilizing the United Nations human rights machinery
    6. The road to Paris
    7. Intermediate remarks
    Part III. Protection Challenges and Policy Options:
    8. Normative framework and protection challenges
    9. Existing frameworks and policy options
    10. Intermediate remarks
    Part IV. A Framework for Handling Climate Displacement: The Peninsula Principles:
    11. Introductory remarks
    12. Background
    13. Nature and structure of the Peninsula principles
    14. Scope of application
    15. General obligations under the Peninsula principles
    16. Human rights imperatives
    17. Prevention commanding relocation
    18. Protection and assistance throughout the displacement cycle
    19. Return of climate displaced persons
    20. Operationalizing and applying the Peninsula principles
    21. Implementation – impact and impediments

  • Author

    Khaled Hassine, United Nations, Geneva
    Khaled Hassine specializes in international and human rights law and has worked extensively on housing, land and property (HLP) rights and redress mechanisms, as well as on land solutions for climate displaced persons. He has advised UN peace operations, research institutes and NGOs, is a member of the HLP Group of the UN Global Protection Cluster, and the UNHCR Livelihoods Advisory Board. He was honored with an Academia award for his outstanding contribution to research on HLP rights and mass claims procedures in post conflict situations. He currently works at the United Nations Secretariat with the UN Human Rights Office.

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