Threatened Island Nations: Legal Implications of Rising Seas and a Changing Climate

Threatened Island Nations: Legal Implications of Rising Seas and a Changing Climate


emerging seas are endangering the habitability and extremely lifestyles of numerous small island international locations, typically within the Pacific and Indian oceans. this is often the 1st ebook to target the myriad criminal matters posed by way of this tragic state of affairs: If a country is less than water, is it nonetheless a country? Does it nonetheless have a seat on the United countries? What turns into of its specific monetary sector, the foundation for its fishing rights? What responsibilities do different international locations need to soak up the displaced populations, and what are those peoples' rights and criminal prestige after they arrive? should still there be a brand new foreign contract on climate-displaced populations? Do those countries and their electorate have any felony recourse for repayment? Are there any courts that might pay attention their claims, and in accordance with what theories? best criminal students from world wide handle those novel questions and suggest solutions.

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