To use human rights impact assessment to replace environmental impact assessment system
Ng Yap Hwa
Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy
2b Human Rights
Problem Statement / Issue:
There are many development projects approved by the government forcefully evicted indigenous people, urban settlers, farmers and fishermen, to address this problem, the EIA must be holistically reformed and adopt a human rights impact assessment system.
Value(s) and Belief(s):
Everyone has his / her right to housing which is in relation to his / her right to food, work and cultures.
Proposal of Solution and Call to Action:
To ensure public, private and government-linked corporations adhere to human rights standards and employ human rights impact assessment prior to approving any development projects of all scales, especially those on the mega spectrum.
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