Human Rights

Impact of the Kodungaiyur dump hard on health : findings from the health service provider’s study

Wed, 10/07/2019 - 16:31

The objective of the Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA) project at Kodungaiyur is to examine the human rights impact of business practices through the lens of waste.The information and data collected will be used to  push for tighter regulations and liability laws around producer accountability.

Human Rights and Human Rights Impact Assessments in Kodungaiyur

Mon, 10/06/2019 - 12:18
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This article discusses how the HRIA process is being carried out in Kodungaiyur through the symptom's diary exercise and physical sampling in order to establish violations of the human rights to life, health and the environment. 

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Human Rights Impact Assessment – concepts, approaches and methods

Wed, 10/04/2019 - 11:16

This document discusses the concepts, approaches and methodologies used in conducting human rights impact assessments. The different phases and stages of HRIA are introduced, and the first three stages are discussed in some detail. The report attempts to relate the generic information available in the literature to the specific context of the HRIA project initiated by CAG at Kodungaiyur, to the extent possible at this early stage of the project as of February 2018.

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A Human Rights Primer

Wed, 03/04/2019 - 10:49

This Human Rights primer is an introduction to the UN declaration of Human Rights, international human rights law and the protection of Human Rights by different international, regional, national institutions and civil society organizations arbitrating human rights issues. It introduces the main international and regional human rights instruments and the institutional frameworks that support the implementation of these instruments in international and national contexts.
 

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Exploring The Lives of Chennai’s Hidden Environmentalists

Mon, 31/07/2017 - 18:21

In January 2017, I joined CAG, specifically to work on solid waste management (SWM) projects. I started with the Mapping Waste Trails project, which aims to gain a better understanding of the lives of the informal waste pickers engaged in waste recycling in Chennai. Furthermore, we will be tracking the movements of certain recyclables, to ascertain the routes by which such materials traverse the city-scape, and the value added within each step in the routes.

Chennai's Waste Management System: Exploring The Lives of The Hidden Environmentalists

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 10:23

In January 2017, I joined CAG, where part of my work focuses on their solid waste management (SWM) projects. I started with the Mapping Waste Trails project, which aims to gain a better understanding of the lives of the informal waste pickers engaged in waste recycling in Chennai. Furthermore, we will be tracking the movements of certain recyclables, to ascertain the routes by which such materials traverse the city-scape, and the value added within each step in the routes.

On Rights - Slum resettlement and the State government’s shortcomings in Chennai

Sat, 17/09/2016 - 11:26

Poor urban planning and management of cities and towns, large influx of people from rural areas to urban areas in search of jobs and opportunities, and the lack of affordable housing are the main factors which can be seen to lead to the growth and presence of settlements often referred to as slums. Slums are overcrowded settlements, often marked by a lack of basic amenities and tenure security. From time to time, the state re-settles slum dwellers, either in slums re-developed in situ or in tenements that are often in the peripheries of the city.