Human Justice

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The freedom we cherished along with democracy as a common factor for our survival as a way of life in this present world is changing for the worse.

With what is happening in the world today, governments need to be aware of the necessity for human and social justice and the impacting effects on mankind whenever they are denied such life-goods; and the resulting impacts of rioting, pilfering and environmental degradation that always follow. Injustices is a scourge on commons and we must not allow it to continue as we see in the USA where people are shot dead and perpetrators are free in the name of law enforcers who are above the law. However according to Jackson (1995), the human struggle for justice is timeless and universal, and can be trace back to Lao-Tzu in China, the slave revolts of ancient Rome, and the levellers in England. Social justice has been understood by modern scholars as an equitable vision of society, one in which all members are physically and psychologically safe and secure (Adams, Bell,&griffin,1997) or as a process of moving towards equality (Smith,2000). Power (1999) is more precise when she sees social justice as ” a guarantee of adequate and dignified level of material resources to allow every citizen the stability and security to participate fully in society”.

Following Basok et al. (2006), we can understand social  injustice as an inequitable distribution of fundamental resources and lack of respect for human dignity and diversity, such that minority groups life interests and struggle are undermined and that of political interaction do not enable all groups to voice their concern for change. Andre Gunder Frank (2002) has probed the question of social injustice, arguing that, at the largest social level, global processes , structures, and the institutions seem to generate the greatest injustice. He concluded that there is no end to the issue of social injustice, just as there is no end to the quest and struggle for justice.

A sustainable community human justice system optimizes resources and takes into accounts its human,natural, and economic resources and understands their finite quality. It ensures that the people are not underemployed, disregarded, and the places of the built environment are not stagnant and empty. It reduces waste and reuses resources: It creates conditions in which all these resources can be used to their fullest and best potential, without harming or diminishing them.

Human justice maintain scale and capacity. A sustainable community recognizes the importance of scale and capacity, with regard to the natural and human environment. it ensures that the environment is not overdeveloped, overbuilt, overused, or overpopulated. It recognizes the signs of tension that indicate when the environment is overstressed and can adjust its demands on the environment, to avoid pollution, natural disaster, and social disintegration.

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2 Responses to “Human Justice”

  1. victoriaevbuomwan Says:

    Wow! great piece of work, just publish a blog on the diggers also called the levellers. Wel done

  2. victoriaevbuomwan Says:

    I doubt if we really do have a true sustainable society, like prof Massimo clearly suggests, cooperation amongst the commoners, i.e acknowledging your stewardship is the best way forward

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