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Vem är flykting? : en undersökning av "klimatflyktingars" möjlighet till inkludering i grundflyktingbegreppet

Erlandsson, Isabell LU (2010) MRSG20 20092
Human Rights Studies
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Abstract
The purpose of this essay is to show that an individual or a group fleeing environmental change can count as what will be called core refugees. This is done by comparing the main criteria for a refugee in the refugee convention of 1951 and the African union’s refugee convention of 1969. These two conventions are used since they represent different views of who’s a refugee, even though they are related. Some frequent reasons to why people flee environmental change had to be established. This was made by analysing a report from the EACH-FOR project. The project is an empiric study on the connection between people fleeing and environmental change, the project also discusses plausible scenarios for the future of refugees.
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The purpose of this essay is to show that an individual or a group fleeing environmental change can count as what will be called core refugees. This is done by comparing the main criteria for a refugee in the refugee convention of 1951 and the African union’s refugee convention of 1969. These two conventions are used since they represent different views of who’s a refugee, even though they are related. Some frequent reasons to why people flee environmental change had to be established. This was made by analysing a report from the EACH-FOR project. The project is an empiric study on the connection between people fleeing and environmental change, the project also discusses plausible scenarios for the future of refugees.
The main criteria, established from the two conventions, were used when proving that people fleeing environmental change often can be counted as “core refugees”. In this essay a possible reaction from states and a negative impact on the definition of refugees is proposed, if a widening of the legal definition were to take place. This essay is only trying to explore possibilities for, and contributing to the discussion about, “environmental refugees” and the moral rights that they can claim. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this essay is to show that an individual or a group fleeing environmental change can count as what will be called core refugees. This is done by comparing the main criteria for a refugee in the refugee convention of 1951 and the African union’s refugee convention of 1969. These two conventions are used since they represent different views of who’s a refugee, even though they are related. Some frequent reasons to why people flee environmental change had to be established. This was made by analysing a report from the EACH-FOR project. The project is an empiric study on the connection between people fleeing and environmental change, the project also discusses plausible scenarios for the future of refugees. 
The main criteria, established from the two conventions, were used when proving that people fleeing environmental change often can be counted as “core refugees”. In this essay a possible reaction from states and a negative impact on the definition of refugees is proposed, if a widening of the legal definition were to take place. This essay is only trying to explore possibilities for, and contributing to the discussion about, “environmental refugees” and the moral rights that they can claim.},
  author       = {Erlandsson, Isabell},
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  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vem är flykting? : en undersökning av "klimatflyktingars" möjlighet till inkludering i grundflyktingbegreppet},
  year         = {2010},
}