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The Case For Climate Refugees – A Human Rights Issue (Based On Case Studies Of Kiribati And India

Dr. Samni Singla, Assistant Professor, Department of Laws, Panjab University, Chandigarh


This research paper focuses on the latest controversial aspect in the Climate Justice debate i.e., “Climate Refugees”. The paper brings forth the issue of climate refugees with the help of different studies conducted by various international institutions. Along with that, the paper makes special mention of two countries i.e., Kiribati and India to show different types of climate refugee crisis that the world is facing and will face in future. It is shocking to note that the basic human rights of climate refugees are not protected by various international instruments, which are related to the protection of human rights. This research works offers a solution to this problem by suggesting the semblance of maximalist and minimalist approach.

Keywords- Climate Refugees, Human Rights, Maximalist Approach, Minimalist Approach.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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