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Writen Statement on Climate Displacement to the International Court of Justice

Human Rights Body Submission
Jan 19, 2024

Refugee and human rights advocates submitted a written statement to the International Court of Justice addressing climate-related displacement as a useful reference for participating parties in the matter of the Obligations of States in Respect of Climate Change.

Honduras: Climate Change, Human Rights Violations, and Forced Displacement

Report
Dec 20, 2023

This report sheds light on the far-reaching effects of the climate emergency in Honduras. It includes recommendations directed at both the U.S. and Honduran governments, urging decisive action to address these challenges, protect the environment, and safeguard the human rights of those affected.

Sobre asuntos relacionados a la respuesta al desplazamiento climático en la solicitud de la opinión consultiva sobre la emergencia climática y derechos humanos

Human Rights Body Submission
Dec 15, 2023

Defensores de derechos humanos presentaron escrito en calidad de amicus curiae (“amigo de la corte”) ante la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos para informar la opinión consultiva que emitirá la corte sobre la emergencia climática y los derechos humanos.

On Issues Related to the Response to Climate Displacement in the Request for an Advisory Opinion Submitted by the Republics of Colombia and Chile

Human Rights Body Submission
Dec 15, 2023

Refugee and human rights advocates submitted an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) to inform the Court’s upcoming Advisory Opinion regarding States’ human rights obligations in the context of the unfolding climate emergency.

Climate Change and Cross-Border Displacement: What the Courts, the Administration, and Congress Can Do to Improve Options for the United States

Policy Memo
Oct 25, 2023

This policy memo reviews seven existing and potential legal and policy options for improving the United States’ response to people fleeing across international borders in the context of the adverse effects of climate change and disasters.

Asylum Claims for Individuals Fleeing Climate Change or Environmental Disasters: Making the Best Use of Existing Legal Frameworks

Factsheet
Jun 14, 2023

This document summarizes CGRS's practice advisory on Analyzing Asylum Claims for Individuals Fleeing Climate Change or Environmental Disasters, which outlines ways in which climate-displaced individuals may be able to avail themselves of protection under U.S. law and identifies considerations for advocates arguing for eligibility within the existing asylum framework.

Climate Change and Cross-Border Displacement: What the Courts, the Administration, and Congress Can Do to Improve Options for the United States

Policy Memo
Sep 01, 2023

This paper examines seven existing and potential legal and policy options for improving the United States’ response to people fleeing across international borders in the context of the adverse effects of climate change and disasters.