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Sydney Declaration of Principles on the Protection of Persons Displaced in the Context of Sea Level Rise


The purpose of the Sydney Declaration of Principles is to provide guidance to States in averting, mitigating, and addressing displacement of persons occurring in the context of sea level rise, based on and derived from relevant international legal provisions, principles, and frameworks. The Sydney Declaration of Principles applies to all forms of human mobility arising in the context of sea
level rise.

The Committee on International Law and Sea Level Rise adopted Resolution 6/2018 at the 78th Conference of the International Law Association, held in Sydney, Australia, 19–24 August 2018.


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