Abstracts/Drafts of the Studies to be Presented at the Conference

August 26, 2014

Found here are the abstracts/drafts of the Studies to be Presented at the Panel Discussions and Workshops at the conference. Please give proper acknowledgement if intending to use for whatever purposes. Also, please note that this is an incomplete list and the papers are unedited versions, which will be further improved and published in a book after the conference. This list will also be updated as panelists and participants share their materials.

I. Economic Justice

Economic Justice aims to develop economies that enable dignified lives, accommodate for needs and facilitate capabilities, employment and livelihoods available to all, and is not based on exploitation of people or natural resources or environmental destruction. Panel speakers will present country-level researches and experiences on specific themes related to economic justice.

II. Social Justice

Social Justice as a foundational shift of Development Justice aims to eliminate all forms of discrimination, marginalization, exclusion that pervade our communities.Also, a human rights and developmental approach to security requires that we deal the sources of persistent threats of social inequality,gender, imperialism and race. Panelists will expound on the need for social justice in the new development agenda through sharing country-level researches on food and nutrition, women’s rights, migrant worker’s rights, and peace and security.

III. Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice recognizes the historical responsibility of countries and elites within countries whose production, consumption and extraction patterns have led to human rights violations, global warming and environmental disasters and compels them to alleviate and compensate those with the least culpability but who suffer the most: farmers, fishers, women and marginalized groups of the global south. Panelists will share researches on environmental struggles and the people’s demands for justice at country level.

IV. Redistributive Justice

Redistributive Justice aims to redistribute resources, wealth, power and opportunities to all human beings equitably. The new development agenda must dismantle existing systems that channel resources and wealth from developing countries to wealthy countries, also taking into consideration historical obligations of developed countries to developing countries. Panelists will share on finance, land reform, and water resources in relation to redistributive justice.

V. Accountability to Peoples

Accountability to Peoples is needed to realize and protect peoples’ demands for democratic and just governments. Transparency, and governance that enables people to make informed decisions over their own lives, communities and futures are prerequisites to realize a just development agenda. Panelists will share country-level researches on government and corporate accountability and people’s participation in accountability mechanisms and decision-making.