Barbara Rose Johnston

Center for Political Ecology


Barbara Rose Johnston is senior research fellow at the Center for Political Ecology (Santa Cruz, California) where she explores the intersection between human rights abuse and environmental crisis. She is currently documenting the involuntary resettlement, violence, and massacres associated with the Chixoy Dam in Guatemala. She is also researching the consequential damages of the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Testing Program and related human subjects experimentation in the Marshall Islands. Among her many publlications is Life and Death Matters: Human Rights and the Environment at the End of the Millennium (1997).

Featured Work

APR 22, 2004 Article

Human Rights Dialogue (1994–2005): Series 2 No. 11 (Spring 2004): Environmental Rights: SECTION 1 THE INSEPARABILITY OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND ENVIRONMENTALISM: Commentary on "The Inseparability of Human Rights and Environmentalism"

Johnston considers the three essays in this section, noting how they remind us that as the exploitation of world resources and the degradation ...