This study looks at environmental problems from the perspective of the victims. The bottom line consequences are often damaging to the health of individuals or communities and they raise a wide range of issues concerning justice, international and environmental law, public health, occupational health and health policy, social policy and welfare, international relations and security. All of these issues are addressed by the contributors, and the work is designed for a spectrum of readers, whether concerned with industrial hazards and occupational health, relevant agreements or treaties, environmental refugees, or the roles of state, business and other actors.
Part One: Concepts - An Environmental Victimology * Environmental Victims and state Sovereignty: A Normative Analysis * Reflections on Environmental Justice: Children as Victims and Actors * Part Two: Case Studies * The Anthropology of Oil: The Impact of the Oil Industry on a Fishing Community in the Niger Delta * The Movement in Bhopal and Its Lessons * Ecocide, Industrial Chemical Contaminations, and the Corporate Profit Imperative: The Case of Bougainville * Environmental Security and Displaced People in Southern Africa * Part Three: Solutions - Good Neighbor Agreements: A Tools for Environmental and Social Justice * The Occupational health Needs of Wokers: the Need for a New International Approach * Introduction to the Charter of Rights Against Industrial Hazards: For Communities, Workers, and Protection of Their Environment * Conclusion: the Dynamics of Future Change * Annexe: Charter of Rights Against Industrial Hazards Permanent Peoples' Tribunal on Industrial Hazards and Human Rights. Index