In Nuclear Power and Human Rights in Japan: The Fallout of Fukushima, Emrah Akyüz advances an environmental human rights approach to environmental protections regarding nuclear power. Using the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster as a case study, Akyüz argues for three main approaches to environmental protection, including the right to environment, the reinterpretation of human rights, and the role of procedural rights.
Emrah Akyüz is lecturer in the Department of Management and Organization at the University of Bingol in Turkey.
Chapter 1: Conceptual Framework: Environmental Human Rights
Chapter 2: Japan’s Nuclear Energy and Human Rights Policies
Chapter 3: Violation of Substantive Human Rights in Fukushima
Chapter 4: Fukushima Residents’ Experiences of Procedural Rights in Relation to Japan’s Energy Policy
Chapter 5: Discussion