Human rights and proactive displacement: determining the appropriate balance between the duty to protect and the right to remain
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|Title:||Human rights and proactive displacement: determining the appropriate balance between the duty to protect and the right to remain||Authors:||McDermott, Ronan
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/9459||Date:||Jul-2017||Abstract:||The proactive displacement by public authorities of populations from areas perceived to be exposed to a high risk of disaster presents complex human rights challenges. Provided that no ulterior motive is at play, the use of compulsory evacuations and relocations as policy responses to such risk is mandated by the duty to protect the right to life. However, proactive displacement in the interest of saving lives can be problematic as such measures can lead to the limitation of other human rights, resulting in an intricate assessment of whether compulsory evacuation or permanent relocation is proportional in any given circumstance. Such an analysis demands critical attention by public authorities to the perception of the disaster risk in question and problematises claims to objectivity of official risk assessments. Furthermore, it poses the question as to whether measures designed to address the disaster risk in question that are less intrusive than relocation may be available to public authorities.||Funding Details:||European Commission||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Wiley||Journal:||Disasters||Volume:||41||Issue:||3||Start page:||587||End page:||605||Copyright (published version):||2017 the Authors||Keywords:||Humans; Risk assessment; Disaster planning; Human rights; Homeless persons||DOI:||10.1111/disa.12217||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
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