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Ecological Migrants: International Legal Status and Prospects of its Consolidation

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This article is devoted to ecological migrants, a category of persons that arose as a result of their displacement due to ecological reasons. At the present time ecological migrants do not have a legal status that would be enshrined in international law. This paper gives a definition of the content of the international legal status of ecological migrants, which reflects main characteristic of this category of persons. The article discusses prospects of establishing a protection of ecological migrants under a separate international treaty that would enshrine the international legal status of ecological migrants, lists advantages of an international treaty, proposes a concept of the treaty indicating prospective rights and obligations of ecological migrants and international legal obligations of Member States.

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E. Yu. Markova
Ashen Law Group
United States

Ekaterina Yu. Markova - LL.M., Cand. Sci. (Law), Law Clerk at Ashen Law Group

217 N. Jefferson St., Chicago, IL 60661 USA


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Markova E.Yu. Ecological Migrants: International Legal Status and Prospects of its Consolidation. Kutafin Law Review. 2021;8(2):226-246.

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