Legal remedies for victims of natural disasters

Popovski, Vesselin (2015) Legal remedies for victims of natural disasters. Economy, Culture and History Japan Spotlight Bimonthly, 34 (6). ISSN 1348-9216

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Natural disasters are different from environmental disasters, where particular industries cause various kinds of damage-chemical pollution (Bhopal 1984), nuclear radiation (Chernobyl 1986), large oil spills (BP in Gulf of Mexico 2010). In March 2011, Fukushima turned into a unique triple disaster, where one natural disaster (earthquake) led to a second natural disaster (tsunami), which caused a third disaster, this time industrial (nuclear reactor's explosion). In addition to natural and industrial disasters, a new type of disaster caused by human-induced climate change has emerged, characterized by extreme weather events, sea-level rises, damage to bio-diversity, etc. These slow-happening disasters produce a separate category of" climate-change victims"(see" Defining Climate-Change Victims" by Vesselin Popovski and Kieran G. Mundy, Sustainability Science Journal, Vol. 7, 2012).

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Legal | Natural Disasters | Victims of disasters
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Gena Veineithem
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2022 04:30
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2022 04:30


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