Earth Rights: The Theory
Peter D. Burdon
University of Adelaide - School of Law
February 21, 2011
IUCN Academy of Environmental Law e-Journal, No. 1, 2011
U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2011-011
This paper considers the concept of earth rights in terms of its historical and jurisprudential underpinnings in Western thought. In so doing, he provides a contextual treatment of, amongst other things, key provisions of the Draft Universal Declaration for the Rights of Nature. This paper also includes a critique of the concepts involved and the role of legislation and advocacy in progressing them. It however ranges beyond the purely legal and considers the wider societal influence associated with affording greater recognition to earth rights.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 13
Keywords: Rights of Nature, Earth Jurisprudence, Legal Theory, Rights TheoryAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: February 21, 2011 ; Last revised: August 31, 2012
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