A study of environmental justice. Changes in international fields of study, bringing together scientific, legal, political and social practices, began when two long-lived historical movements met: the ecological crisis and the judicialization of social relations. The first considers the environmental limits that arise when the ways of producing, inherited from industrial times, collide with modernity. The second, gives law an increasingly central place in the management of conflicts. Environmental justice is precisely about reinvesting the processes of judicialization to formulate a response to the ecological crisis by protecting certain natural beings or elements (birds, coastlines, soils, groundwaters, etc.). It encompasses, therefore, all the instruments available to the public authority to govern and control the uses of nature. One privileged question can be formulated as follows: how can different stakeholders use the law to define a new way of managing the environmental crisis?
Léo MAGNIN and Rémi ROUMEAS