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Konsumentens ansvar för mänskliga rättigheter och miljö - Industrin med jätteräkor

Hansson, Lisa LU (2012) MRSG20 20121
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The purpose of this essay is to show how every individual’s consumption affects the environment and people all around the world. Our consumption has another price than the financial one we pay in the store. In my essay I analyze the different aspects of responsibility of states, companies and individuals. To get a theoretical perspective I used Magdalena Bexell’s theories about the need to expand the responsibility of the state to other actors and Thomas Pogge’s theory about the state as the main actor of responsibility for the protection of human rights. By using NGO reports I focused my essay on the industry of shrimp farming and on who needs to take responsibility, morally and legally, for the human rights violations due to shrimp... (More)
The purpose of this essay is to show how every individual’s consumption affects the environment and people all around the world. Our consumption has another price than the financial one we pay in the store. In my essay I analyze the different aspects of responsibility of states, companies and individuals. To get a theoretical perspective I used Magdalena Bexell’s theories about the need to expand the responsibility of the state to other actors and Thomas Pogge’s theory about the state as the main actor of responsibility for the protection of human rights. By using NGO reports I focused my essay on the industry of shrimp farming and on who needs to take responsibility, morally and legally, for the human rights violations due to shrimp farming. The consumption of shrimps leads to a destroyed environment and violated human rights. Who bear responsibility is complex but the responsibility of the individual is essential when it comes to eating shrimps. The best way to stop the negative impact that the industry has is to stop eating shrimps and that is every individual’s responsibility. Companies have a hard time to take responsibility in the shrimp industry because they need to stop their business, which they of course will not do as long as it is profitable. States and organizations though have the responsibility to inform individuals about the situation and, if it’s possible with the associated financial losses, stop the import of shrimps. After all, the easiest way to take responsibility is for every individual to say no to shrimps. (Less)
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author
Hansson, Lisa LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSG20 20121
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
Responsibility, Human Rights, Environment, Shrimp industry, mänskliga rättigheter
language
Swedish
id
2596557
date added to LUP
2012-09-25 14:05:45
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this essay is to show how every individual’s consumption affects the environment and people all around the world. Our consumption has another price than the financial one we pay in the store. In my essay I analyze the different aspects of responsibility of states, companies and individuals. To get a theoretical perspective I used Magdalena Bexell’s theories about the need to expand the responsibility of the state to other actors and Thomas Pogge’s theory about the state as the main actor of responsibility for the protection of human rights. By using NGO reports I focused my essay on the industry of shrimp farming and on who needs to take responsibility, morally and legally, for the human rights violations due to shrimp farming. The consumption of shrimps leads to a destroyed environment and violated human rights. Who bear responsibility is complex but the responsibility of the individual is essential when it comes to eating shrimps. The best way to stop the negative impact that the industry has is to stop eating shrimps and that is every individual’s responsibility. Companies have a hard time to take responsibility in the shrimp industry because they need to stop their business, which they of course will not do as long as it is profitable. States and organizations though have the responsibility to inform individuals about the situation and, if it’s possible with the associated financial losses, stop the import of shrimps. After all, the easiest way to take responsibility is for every individual to say no to shrimps.},
  author       = {Hansson, Lisa},
  keyword      = {Responsibility,Human Rights,Environment,Shrimp industry,mänskliga rättigheter},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Konsumentens ansvar för mänskliga rättigheter och miljö - Industrin med jätteräkor},
  year         = {2012},
}