Environmental Displacement and John Rawls' 'General Conception' of Justice

Environmental Justice. June 2016, Vol. 9, No. 3: 77-84

Posted: 27 Jun 2016

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Isabel Mota Borges

University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights

Date Written: June 27, 2016

Abstract

This article uses John Rawls' general conception of justice to identify some of the difficulties faced by those people who are forced to move due to environmental stress factors. It aims to highlight that environmental displacement leads to inequalities as injustices. It then showcases these losses and the risks intrinsic to environmental displacement. Finally, it problematizes the lack of legal protection for environmentally displaced persons also as an injustice issue and urges states to consider a just model of protection.

Keywords: Environmental Justice, Displacement, Legal Protection

Suggested Citation

Mota Borges, Isabel, Environmental Displacement and John Rawls' 'General Conception' of Justice (June 27, 2016). Environmental Justice. June 2016, Vol. 9, No. 3: 77-84 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2800961

Isabel Mota Borges (Contact Author)

University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights ( email )

Oslo, 0130
Norway

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