CFP: ISA 2018 - Climate Justice, Human Rights, and International Law

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Climate Justice, Human Rights, and International Law

Call for papers for a panel proposal for the 2018 International Studies Association, San Francisco, April 2018


Although the science and policy-making communities have achieved global consensus about the causes, manifestations, and consequences of climate change, discussion of the impact of climate change on peoples, communities, and states has been limited.  Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are widely regarded as the bell-weather states as they face the prospect of disappearing, but they form only one, albeit conspicuous, symptom of the consequences of climate change.  A deeper inquiry looms into the implications of climate change for human rights and international law - from the rights of individuals and communities to national identity to a right to a clean environment - and the impact climate change is having and will increasingly have on development prospects in the Global South.  


This panel will interrogate the complexities of climate justice in the context of rights, international law norms, development, ethics of states’ policies, and operations and projections of private sector.


Please send abstracts to Dave Benjamin (