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
Date Written: November 1, 2015
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
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