E-newsletter August 2011

The purpose of the e-newsletter is sharing news and information related to the scholarly field known as eco-global and green criminology.

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Seminar (Oslo, Norway) October 14-15: "Shared Worlds"
The seminar, which is a Minding Animals Pre-Conference Lecture event, has launched its program and a website. Main speakers:
- Rod Bennison (Newcastle, Australia): "Considering the exploitation of animals in sport, and understanding the ‘Sport of Queens’"
- Tora Holmberg (Uppsala, Sweden): "Sharing the lives of many: Urban controversies over animal hoarding and animal rescue"
- Liv Emma Thorsen (Oslo, Norway): "Shared worlds? Animals in Natural History Museums"
- Nelly Mäekivi (Tartu, Estonia): "(Mis)perceptions in Shared Environments: The Case of Zoos"

Seminar (Oslo, Norway): "Conceptual Foundations of Green Criminology"
Mini-seminar with Rob White at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of law, University of Oslo. White will give an introduction to the field of Green Criminology followed by questions and discussion.

UN report on environmental crime
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime's (UNODC) 2010 report "The globalization of crime. A transnational organized crime threat assessment" has its Chapter 7 dedicated to the transnational crime threats related to environmental resources, including wildlife crime and trafficking.
New "Journal of Animal Ethics"
A ground-breaking new journal covering the issue of animal ethics has been launched by a US and UK academic partnership with the goal of widening international debate about the moral status of animals.  The University of Illinois Press will publish the pioneering new Journal of Animal Ethics (JAE), the result of years of collaboration between the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and the University Press.

UN report "Transnational Organized Crime in the Fishing Industry"
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) recently launched the report "Transnational Organized Crime in the Fishing Industry". The report was commissioned due to repeated calls in UN General Assembly resolutions requesting that the appropriate UN agencies determine whether transnational organized crime at sea and in the fishing industry takes place and what the vulnerabilities of the industry are to these forms of crime.
Workshop (England): "Animal Rights and Political Theory"
This workshop brings together scholars working on the normative dimension of human-animal relations.  Previous papers have discussed: the possibility of a Kantian animal ethics; the implications of contractarianism for animal rights; theories of justice and animal welfare; equality across the species; the possibility of justice for companion dogs; the relationship between human and animal rights; and debates over ‘policing nature’.

"Bolivia enshrines natural world's rights with equal status for Mother Earth"
Law of Mother Earth expected to prompt radical new conservation and social measures in South American nation, according to The Guardian.

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Published Aug. 26, 2011 12:22 PM - Last modified Oct. 10, 2013 10:45 AM