Business, Human Rights and the Environment: Implications for Healthcare

Call for papers for: International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare

Guest Editors:

Dr. Bilal Salih Alhayani

Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul -Turkey

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Dr. Bashar Yahya

University of Mosul, Mosul - Iraq

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Prof. Milind Rane

Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune - India

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Dr. Abdallah Ali Abdallah

German Jordanian University - Jordan

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All human beings depend on the environment in which we live. A safe, clean, healthy, and sustainable environment is integral to the full enjoyment of a wide range of human rights including the rights to life, health, food, water, and sanitation. Without a healthy environment, we are unable to fulfil our aspirations or even live at a level commensurate with minimum standards of human dignity. At the same time, protecting human rights helps to protect the environment. When people are able to learn about, and participate in, the decisions that affect them, they can help to ensure that those decisions respect their need for a sustainable environment including the existence of a human right to a clean environment, which has been on the international policy and scholarly agenda for over two decades. Equally, the dynamics between business activities and corporations’ working methods and their impact on human rights have been developing at the policy and legal levels. However, whilst “the environment” is often tagged on in discussions relating to business and human rights, corporate accountability for human rights and legal initiatives relating to the protection of the environment have run in parallel in their normative development with little interaction. 

The Special Issue on Business, Human Rights and the Environment: Implications for Healthcare will explore the advances and deficiencies in the theoretical and practical integration of human rights and the environment within the business and human rights framework, as well as the role and impact of greater integration for achieving positive outcomes.

Specific issues we would particularly welcome include natural resources, impacts of climate change, human rights and environmental due diligence, remedies and access to justice for human rights and environmental harm interrelated, corporate human rights, and environmental harms in the context of armed conflicts and transitional justice.

We welcome submissions to this special issue. Topics covered include (but are not limited to):

  • Protecting public health and the environment: business ethics and human rights responsibilities
  • Environmentally induced illnesses: ethics, risk assessment and human rights
  • The ways in which a healthy and sustainable environment is integral to the full enjoyment of a wide range of human rights
  • Living in a clean environment: a neglected human rights concern for healthcare
  • Turning to the local community: the possibility of returning healthcare to the community and how this relates to human rights
  • Human rights organizations and relationships in healthcare with a focus on the environment

 

Deadline and Submission Details

The submission window for all papers is 25 March 2021 to 25 August 2021 (final deadline)

Peer review process September 2021 to December 2021

All content to be accepted by end March 2022 at the latest

The publication date of this special issue is July 2022

To submit your research, please visit: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijhrh

To view the author guidelines for this journal, please visit: https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/journal/ijhrh

 

Contact the Guest Editor:

Dr. Bilal Salih Alhayani

Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul - Turkey

[email protected][email protected]