PRESENTATION OF THE DRAFT CONVENTION ON THE INTERNATIONAL STATUS OF ENVIRONMENTALLY DISPLACED PERSONS
Following the awareness of multiple actors of the enormity of past, present and future problems and tragedies related to environmentally displaced persons, in 2005, an international symposium on “environmental refugees” was organized in Limoges. In line with the call made on 23 June 2005, from June to December 2008, seven working days were held at the Faculty of Law and Economics of Limoges to prepare this project. This working group of thematic teams comprised of the CRIDEAU (Interdisciplinary Centre for Research in Environmental Law, Land and Urban Development), the CRDP (Research Centre for the Rights of the Person), and the OMIJ ( Observatory of Institutional and Juridical Mutations), counted legal scholars (Private and public law, international and internal law specialists, environmental and human rights legal specialists) as well as academic economists. The CIDCE (International Centre of Comparative Environmental Law) supported this research. The whole project was submitted for critical analysis to legal colleagues, scientists, philosophers and experts working with international and regional organizations and NGOs.