Protecting Climate Change-Induced Internally Displaced Persons in Africa: Relevance of the Kampala Convention

  • Romola AdeolaEmail author
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The fact that climate change is happening is increasingly evident. The impact of climate change is being felt globally. One of the areas of this impact relates to population movement. Globally, there has become a significant recognition of the fact that climate change is increasingly occasioning displacement. In Africa, climate change has become a root cause of internal displacement. In response, the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (Kampala Convention) mandate states to protect persons displaced by climate change. This chapter examines the content of this obligation in the protection of climate-induced internally displaced persons in Africa.


Climate change Forced migration Internal displacement Kampala Convention Internally displaced persons Africa 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of LawUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa

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