Earth Rights: The Theory

IUCN Academy of Environmental Law e-Journal, No. 1, 2011

U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2011-011

13 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2011 Last revised: 14 Dec 2013

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Peter D. Burdon

University of Adelaide - School of Law

Date Written: February 21, 2011

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Burdon, Peter D., Earth Rights: The Theory (February 21, 2011). IUCN Academy of Environmental Law e-Journal, No. 1, 2011; U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2011-011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1765386

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