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Preventism, Disaster Risk Reduction and the Consequences for Human Rights

Journal article
Authors Karen da Costa
Published in Security and Human Rights
Volume 26
Pages 147-161
ISSN 18747337
Publication year 2015
Published at
Pages 147-161
Language en
Keywords disaster risk reduction, human rights, preventism
Subject categories Law, Political Science


This article explores the notion of preventism and how it relates to disaster risk reduction (drr). It then ponders how the combination of preventism with disaster risk reduction may influence human rights. Different scenarios are considered in which the interaction of these concepts is relevant. The main argument is that preventism may lead to more DRR initiatives and that this may well be considered a positive development to a certain extent, but that care should be taken not to jeopardize human rights in this process.

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