Human Rights, Environmental Law, Sustainable Migration Governance, Refugee Law, Climate Refugee.


The main focus of this paper is to analyse climate change as a global catastrophe and the consequent displacement phenomena in the sustainable migration governance framework, from a brief study of the main aspects of governance models to the labelling of the so-called climate refugees. Other than that, it also tries to understand, throughout a historical and contextual reconstruction, the main political reasons that shaped the models of governance and the consequent decision of labelling or not the climate-displaced people as refugees. In this scenario, the contextualist-historical method is adopted, as it is the most suitable and reliable for understanding and better assessing the topic, in order the anticipate the epistemological issues that could arise from this work. Besides that, an interdisciplinary comparative analysis is also necessary. The migration approach that is not concerned with mobilizing legal theory or the cultural context of its objects is not capable of producing nothing but theoretical constructions allegedly scientific and, at worst, wrong conclusions. This paper outlines an unprecedented and necessary strategy for addressing this subject in order to fill the existing literature gap in the field, both in terms of topic and methodology. It concludes that the labelling as a refugee of certain groups of displaced people is nothing but a political decision and highlights the need for the recognition of the climate displaced in this category.  

Biografia do Autor

Luísa Monteiro Chaloub, Masaryk University

Doutoranda em Direito pela Masaryk University (MUNI). Mestra em Direito Internacional pela Charles University (CUNI) - International Law in Central European Countries Program. Membro da European Law Student Association - ELSA (Praga). Pesquisadora do Laboratório de Estudos e Pesquisas Avançadas em Direito Internacional Ambiental – LEPADIA (UFRJ) e do Núcleo de Estudos e Pesquisa em Direito Internacional - NEPEDI (UERJ).  


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