Den försvinnande staten Tuvalu: En fallstudie om klimatflyktingars rättigheter och staters ansvar
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This thesis aimed to, with the help of a case study, investigate and discuss state responsibility towards climate refugees. The state of Tuvalu was selected because of their vulnerability as a low-lying island state. This was fulfilled by on-site study how the state Tuvalu acted to climate threats, determine if the future migrants from Tuvalu can be counted as climate refugees and find out if they are by that definition included by the UN Refugee Convention. The result indicated that the state of Tuvalu is adapting to climate threats, that in the future the population can be seen as climate refugees, if they are forced from their homes due to climate change, and that they, despite that definition, can not be included by the UN Refugee Convention. The study also indicates a need for greater international protection of climate refugees by, for example, an expansion of the UN Refugee Convention so that these vulnerable people do not fall into oblivion due to a question of definition.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 37 p.
Climate refugees, UN, the Refugee Convention, adaption, state responsibility, Tuvalu
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-26189OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-26189DiVA: diva2:626481
Subject / course
International Politics Studies, specialization Political Analysis, 180 credits