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This article examines the relevance of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta as a precedent for safeguarding the legal existence of Low-Lying Island States threatened by climate change and the rise in sea levels. The unprecedented nature of this phenomenon means international law offers no unequivocal guidance on the way forward for threatened Stat...
Several low-lying island states currently risk the loss of their entire territory before the end of the century. Combined with the inadequacy of the existing framework of international refugee law to address the challenges faced by those displaced, this situation has made the law on statelessness an interesting candidate for securing an alternative...
Published on Völkerrechtsblog: https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/articles/the-state-is-dead-long-live-the-state-statehood-in-an-age-of-catastrophe/#
An analysis of the inadequacy of the refugee definition provided by the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of refugees for protecting those in danger of being displaced by the rise in sea levels, particularly those from low-lying island states.