Environmental victimology is founded on the principles of the UN Declaration on Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power (1985). A victimology perspective stems from individual rights and prevention of, and redress for, personal injury. It relates both to conventional victimology and the so-called 'radical victimology' which more broadly embraces any form of human suffering.
As new forms of environmental victimisation emerge, and traditional criminals turn to environmental crime, environmental victimology will address prescient questions: defining and identifying 'environmental victims'; the moral and legal status of the unborn victim; victim participation; multiple, indirect and time-latent causation; cross-border victimisation; environmental blackmail; the costs of environmental victimisation.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
Non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, the UIA has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.