Earth Rights: The Theory
IUCN Academy of Environmental Law e-Journal, No. 1, 2011
13 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2011 Last revised: 14 Dec 2013
Date Written: February 21, 2011
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.
Keywords: Rights of Nature, Earth Jurisprudence, Legal Theory, Rights Theory
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