Environmental Disasters and Human Rights

The Role of International Environmental Law in Reducing Disaster Risk, Jacqueline Peel & David Fisher eds., Forthcoming

17 Pages Posted: 8 Nov 2015

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John H. Knox

Wake Forest University - School of Law

Date Written: November 1, 2015

Abstract

Many of the chapters in this book address the importance of strengthening links between the developing international law on disaster risk reduction, on the one hand, and older international environmental regimes, on the other. The present essay examines another relevant area that can often be overlooked by both the disaster and environmental regimes: human rights law. Specifically, it explains what a human rights perspective can bring to our ability to understand, prevent, and respond to disasters.

Keywords: human rights, disaster risk reduction, international environmental law

JEL Classification: K32, K33

Suggested Citation

Knox, John H., Environmental Disasters and Human Rights (November 1, 2015). The Role of International Environmental Law in Reducing Disaster Risk, Jacqueline Peel & David Fisher eds., Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2687265

John H. Knox (Contact Author)

Wake Forest University - School of Law ( email )

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Winston-Salem, NC 27109
United States

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