Category Archives: global justice

Women’s Protection in Syria: Stop Support For Terrorists!

A ‘new report by the London School of Economics’ (LSE), so announced the British press – The Times, The Daily Mail and The Daily Mirror – describes sexual crimes against women in Syrian prisons. It alleges these to be a … Continue reading

Posted in disinformation, global justice, Syria, Uncategorized, war | 15 Comments

Water: a human right?

Is there a human right to water? Nestle’s CEO once notoriously suggested that the idea is an extreme one put about by NGOs.[1] Just this week, the same corporation has sparked controversy in a municipality of Ontario by outbidding the … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, ecological space, environment, environmental ethics, fair trade, global justice, health, human rights, political philosophy, responsible investment, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

On Justice In Time

When political philosophers think about how time matters for justice, they often focus on the future. They reflect, for instance, on the rights or welfare of future generations, or on obligations with regard to the future, or on whether future … Continue reading

Posted in ecological space, global justice, human rights, political philosophy | Leave a comment

Investment in Reality

In my final blog of three on responsible investment I offer some reflections on how to think about realities of wealth without being distracted by the symbolic representation of it that money, so unreliably at times, conveys.  While doing so, … Continue reading

Posted in ecological space, environment, fair trade, global justice, human rights, responsible investment | Leave a comment

University investments and economic growth

In the second of my reflections on the University of Edinburgh’s investment policy consultation, I raise some critical questions about why a university should affirm, as ours does, a commitment to promoting economic growth.  I suggest that there could be … Continue reading

Posted in global justice, responsible investment, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Human rights and ethics in a crowded planet

Any renewal of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has to acknowledge the fact that we live in a crowded planet – crowded in the sense that the demands placed by the world’s human population on its ecological space are … Continue reading

Posted in ecological space, environment, environmental ethics, global justice, human rights, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

What is Ecological Space?

For some time I have been seeking to persuade people that when thinking about justice in relation to natural resources these are usefully conceptualized in terms of ecological space.  What exactly it means to speak of ecological space, and how … Continue reading

Posted in ecological space, environment, environmental ethics, global justice, human rights | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments