Dr. Matthew Scott, head of our thematic area People on the Move, has published an edited volume on the topic of internal displacement.
This book examines how states in eight countries across Asia and the Pacific address internal displacement in the context of disasters and climate change.
The Asia and the Pacific region accounts for the majority of global disaster-related displacement, but the experience of the millions of individuals displaced differs according to gender, age, ethnicity, (dis)ability, caste, and so forth and is dependent on the legal, administrative, social, and economic structures and processes in place to support them. This book adopts a human rights-based approach, investigating the role of law and policy in preventing displacement, protecting people who are displaced, and engendering durable solutions across cases drawn from Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Nepal, Bangladesh, Vanuatu, and the Solomon Islands. The specific cases in the book also reflect critically on the term ‘displacement’ and the wider normative framework within which this phenomenon is conceptualised and addressed.
The book will be of interest to students, researchers, and practitioners working at the intersection of human rights, human mobility, development, disaster risk reduction and management, and climate change adaptation.
Read a chapter:
The role of national law and policy in addressing displacement in the context of disasters and climate change in Asia and the Pacific
This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Matthew Scott and Albert Salamanca (eds) Climate Change, Disasters and Internal Displacement in Asia and the Pacific: A Human Rights-Based Approach.