Readership: field work undertaken in Bangladesh, India, and the Pacific island States of Kiribati and Tuvalu, it evaluates whether the phenomenon of 'climate change-induced displacement' is an empirically sound category for academic inquiry. It does so by examining the reasons why people move (or choose not
Jane McAdam, Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Australia
Jane McAdam is a Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales, Australia and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. She is the Director of the International Refugee and Migration Law project at the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law.
She is also a non-resident Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution, Washington DC and a Research Associate at the University of Oxford's Refugee Studies Centre. Professor McAdam is the Associate Rapporteur of the Convention Refugee Status and Subsidiary Protection Working Party for the International Association of Refugee Law Judges; an adviser to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on the legal aspects of climate-related displacement; and has been a consultant to the Australian and British governments on migration and displacement issues, about which she has written extensively.
"Climate change, Forced Migration, and International Law provides a clear and lucid overview of the relationships between the three. Over the 270 pages of content, Jane McAdam gives us a thoughtful and coherent analysis on this difficult topic...the book also exhibits a rigorous approach to research." - HA Lisi, Chinese Journal of International Law
" well-argued, timely and important text on an issue at the start of its legal development." - Vanessa Bettinson (Senior Lecturer in Law, Leicester De Montfort Law School), Environmental Law & Management
"This book is a welcome addition to the legal literature on the future of our planet." - Mark Wojcik, International Law Prof Blog
1: Conceptualizing Climate Change-Related Movement
2: The Relevance of International Refugee Law
3: Climate Change-Related Movement and International Human Rights Law: The Role of Complementary Protection
4: State Practice on Protection from Disasters and Related Harms
5: 'Disappearing States', Statelessness, and Relocation
6: Moving with Dignity: Responding to Climate Change-Related Mobility in Bangladesh
7: 'Protection' or 'Migration'? The 'Climate Refugee' Treaty Debate
8: Institutional Governance
9: Overarching Normative Principles