Environmental crime, human rights and green criminology

Johnson, Hope, South, Nigel, & Walters, Reece (2016) Environmental crime, human rights and green criminology. In Weber, Leanne, Fishwick, Elaine, & Marmo, Marinella (Eds.) The Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights. Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon.

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This chapter is concerned with the prospects for a safe and sustainable environment in a fair and just world. At present, these prospects look bleak. However there are a number of legal developments and ethical principles on which to build, including the European Convention on the Protection of the Environment through Criminal Law, notions of environmental, ecological and species justice, and conceptions of human rights. The chapter considers these in five sections: first providing an overview and exploring the links between human rights and environmental issues; then examining examples of environmental crimes / harms and attempts to regulate or criminalise these; before outlining the development of a Green Criminology and proposals for an international law against ecocide as a framework for addressing this range of challenges. Finally, concluding comments draw attention to debates and directions for discussion and research.

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ID Code: 85044
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Green Criminology, International Law, Environmental Crime, Ecocide, Global Governance
ISBN: 9781138931176
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Taylor & Frances Group
Deposited On: 30 Jun 2015 22:32
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2016 05:47

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