Illegal wildlife trade as crime against humanity

Policek, Nicoletta (2019) Illegal wildlife trade as crime against humanity. In: Ambleside Professoriate Lecture Series, 13 November 2019, University of Cumbria, Ambleside, UK. (Unpublished) Full text not available from this repository.

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Abstract

The harmful effects of the illegal wildlife trade are addressed in this contribution by highlighting the need to revisit the concepts of ecological justice, species justice, and environmental justice (White, 2011). I propose a discussion which attempts to open a space to consider how, precisely, species justice relates to individual rights and individual justice. I query whether species justice can or should – in terms of species survival – be prioritised over the individual rights of those belonging to the species. Or, on the other hand, I ask whether species justice can only be accomplished if the individual members of a species are not mistreated, exploited, and killed. The concluding part of this contribution addresses the broad question whether environmental rights are an extension of human rights and thus should be equally distributed to human and nonhuman species. Finally, a question remains: when rights are violated, are there mechanisms to deal with environmental trauma and environmental victimization?

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Departments: Policing, Criminology & Social Sciences
Additional Information: Dr Nicoletta Policek, Associate Professor in Policing and Criminology, University of Cumbria, UK.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2019 16:15
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2019 15:09
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4637

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