Pesticides Violate Human Rights

May 27, 2009

eon3, May 26, 2009

Professor of Medical Ethics and author THOMAS KERNS shows how the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its two related internationally adopted documents – the Convention on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights – can form an effective context for environmental activist campaigns. He outlines three strategies for organizers to follow and points to the effectiveness or California’s Stop the Spray movement as a model. 

Prof. Kerns is the author of ENVIRONMENTALLY INDUCED ILLNESSES: Ethics, Risk Assessmennt and Human Rights. His college level philosophy course, Environment and Human Rights is on-line. 

He is the founder of the EHRA – Environment and Human Rights Advisory, a consulting service for environmental organizations and government agencies.