Sustainability is increasingly a priority for companies. Along with the positive eco-impact that green business practices can provide, the right choices can boost your business. You may be a more attractive option to eco-conscious customers and experience some traditional cost savings. If you’re a small business interested in reducing its carbon footprint and boosting … Continue reading A Guide to Sustainable Business Practices for Small Businesses – Amy Collett
Let’s talk about rhetoric! Following the impromptu protest, which shut down one of two dawn raids in Glasgow where police were detaining asylum seekers, the language of “first safe country” should be under extreme scrutiny. The protest in Glasgow showed a level of community solidarity which should be exemplary of what “safe” means. When people … Continue reading First Safe Country: Rhetoric or Reality?
“Every drug death is avoidable.” At least that was the stance of the U.K. House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee in 2019; before stating that Scotland was among the nations with the highest drug death rates in Europe. If this is the case, then it is obvious that current drug policies enacted by Westminster are … Continue reading U.K. Drug Policy
It must be noted that at the time of this writing, the world is facing a global pandemic, which is seeing older and more authoritarian notions of power being embraced or challenged for a variety of reasons; each dependent upon a variety of social and cultural factors, exacerbated by the digital age (Runciman 2020).From the … Continue reading Poststructuralist Greenwashing
There is little ambiguity that anthropogenic climate change—through the steady increase in the Earth’s mean temperature—poses the greatest threat to human rights of the 21st century, or even the entirety of human history depending upon whom you ask (Atapattu 2018, 252; Agence France-Presse 2019). Academic and public discourse has steadily grown over the past several decades from climate … Continue reading Health and Human Rights: The Complications of Climate Change
In Tim Hayward’s “The Case for a Human Right to an Adequate Environment,” he makes the argument that there is both a normative and legislative case to be made that humans have a right to an environment which is considered “adequate” for human flourishment (Hayward 2004). The terms used by Hayward are rife with arguments … Continue reading The Human Right to a Habitable Environment
How I Interpret Justice As the blog is about Justice (and climate change); I should explain what I mean about Justice. The equal respect of all human beings regardless of any personal characteristic is the foundation of Justice. John Rawls stated, “Therefore in a just society the liberties of equal citizenship are taken as settled; … Continue reading What Justice Means
This article is available in a different format on 1Europe4All via WordPress. 1Europe4All is a great blog run by someone with a deep concern for human rights and wellbeing. I plan to offer further updates on the rights contained in the International Convenient on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights. As I write this, my partner … Continue reading Coronavirus and Human Rights: Writings from March 5.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), along with the World Food Programme (WFP), partnered with several global actors produces an annual report, ‘Monitoring food security in countries with conflict situations’ (fao.org 2019). This report is provided to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), under UNSC Resolution (UNSCR) 2417, which was … Continue reading UN Food Security in Nations With Conflict Situations Policy Analysis.