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Special issue on human rights and impact assessment of IAPA journal
24 May 2013
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The special issue was guest edited by Dr Deanna Kemp (University of Queensland) and Prof Frank Vanclay (University of Groningen) and was an initiative of the corporate stewardship and risk management section of the International Association for Impact Assessment.
Special issue on Human Rights and Impact Assessment of the journal Impact Assessment & Project Appraisal 31(2) June 2013.

The eight papers in this special issue:
  • provide background information about business and human rights, and about recent developments in impact assessment practice (especially Kemp & Vanclay);
  • discuss specific important concepts relating to human rights, including ‘due diligence’ (Graetz & Franks; Harrison), and ‘free, prior and informed consent’ (Hanna &Vanclay);
  • address specific topics of interest, including gender and sexual orientation (Sauer & Podhora), Indigenous peoples (Hanna &Vanclay), and water issues (Collins &Woodley);
  • discuss the rise of the field of human rights impact assessment (Boele & Crispin; Harrison; Watson et al.); and
  • discuss specific cases of human rights assessment (especially Watson et al.).
 
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