Environmentally Displaced Persons in Europe: limits of the legal protection of this controversial category of migrants

Rachele Vestita

Abstract


The article investigates the controversial category of the Environmentally Displaced Persons (EDPs) and the limits of the EU legal framework in providing subsidiary protection to this category of migrants.

The Environmentally Displaced Persons are those migrants forced to flee from their home country due to environmental disasters and degradation. 

First, the article explains why the EU should take action to protect EDPs.

Second, it examines if the Temporary Protection Directive and the Qualification Directive can provide adequate protection to EDPs.

 Finally, the article analyses the most recent approaches of the EU on the matter and it seeks to understand why the EU is still reluctant in providing a specific legal framework in order to protect EDPs.

 

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