Environmental Displacement and John Rawls' 'General Conception' of Justice
Environmental Justice. June 2016, Vol. 9, No. 3: 77-84
Posted: 27 Jun 2016
Date Written: June 27, 2016
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
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