Chicago Journal of International Law

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The role of international law in regulating international movement in the context of global environment change and hazards remains a topic of intense debate among both legal scholars and practitioners. Yet, as this Article shows, we have largely reached the limits of what existing international law methods and approaches can tell us about the future of the law in this area. By contrast, this Article draws on a detailed regional case study to offer a distinct perspective to that ongoing debate about the role and future of international law. Against the backdrop of emerging patterns of mobility linked to devastating environmental disasters in the Americas, this Article derives new legal insights from in-depth analysis of a developing body of comparative and international legal practice by countries from across this key region.

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