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The Follow-Up and Review Mechanisms of the Global Compacts: What Room Is There for Human Mobility in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change?

World Trade Institute and the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Bern, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
Academic Editor: Marion Panizzon
Laws 2022, 11(3), 46; https://doi.org/10.3390/laws11030046
Received: 21 February 2022 / Revised: 28 May 2022 / Accepted: 30 May 2022 / Published: 2 June 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Rule of Law and Human Mobility in the Age of the Global Compacts)
Human mobility in the context of disasters and climate change (HMDCC) is a complex problem, which is planetary in scope and intergenerational in its impact. From the mid-seventeenth century’s little ice age to the rising sea levels due to climate change, people have been driven to move by environmental factors for a long time. Yet, an international treaty regime that addresses the protection needs of persons mobile due to environmental factors has never been created. Against this backdrop, the Global Compacts were negotiated to reflect a “sophisticated” understanding of HMDCC, and their adoption enables cooperation on a wide range of policies and laws to this effect. Examining the implementation of the Global Compacts with respect to the commitments relating to HMDCC, this article finds that States and non-State actors have cooperated to address data gaps and to incorporate mobility considerations into national frameworks on climate change and disaster management. However, States must implement all dimensions of their commitments relating to HMDCC, especially with regards to the facilitation of migration as an adaptation strategy to disasters and climate change, in order to build a comprehensive approach. View Full-Text
Keywords: global compact for safe; orderly and regular migration; global compact on refugees; climate change; disasters; human mobility; migration; displacement; international cooperation global compact for safe; orderly and regular migration; global compact on refugees; climate change; disasters; human mobility; migration; displacement; international cooperation
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Yildiz, A. The Follow-Up and Review Mechanisms of the Global Compacts: What Room Is There for Human Mobility in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change? Laws 2022, 11, 46. https://doi.org/10.3390/laws11030046

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Yildiz A. The Follow-Up and Review Mechanisms of the Global Compacts: What Room Is There for Human Mobility in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change? Laws. 2022; 11(3):46. https://doi.org/10.3390/laws11030046

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Yildiz, Aylin. 2022. "The Follow-Up and Review Mechanisms of the Global Compacts: What Room Is There for Human Mobility in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change?" Laws 11, no. 3: 46. https://doi.org/10.3390/laws11030046

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