Category Archives: Earth Jurisprudence

Living world: Should natural entities be treated as legal persons?

by Kurt Cobb – Resource Insights – April 09, 2017 This year the New Zealand parliament voted to give legal personhood to a river and provided for the appointment of two guardians to represent it. In India a court extended … Continue reading

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Earth Day and Earth Jurisprudence

Happy Earth Day 2016! I thought this was beautifully articulated today by The Gaia Foundation in London. What is Earth Jurisprudence? In response to the multiple eco-social crises we face today, cultural historian and Gaia patron, Thomas Berry, called for … Continue reading

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Rights of Nature Ethics Tribunal

Bay Area Rights of Nature Ethics Tribunal Sunday, October 5, 2014, 10am to 2pm “The Forum,” Laney College 900 Fallon St., Oakland (Lake Merritt BART. Located on north campus off 10th St, across from the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center.) … Continue reading

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River granted legal personhood in New Zealand

In New Zealand—or Aotearoa, as it is known to the indigenous Maori people—the Whanganui River has been awarded personhood status. http://www.utne.com/environment/we-are-the-world-zm0z13mjzros.aspx By Staff, Utne Reader May/June 2013 New Zealand—Aotearoa, as it is known to the indigenous Maori people—the Whanganui River … Continue reading

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Dolphins granted legal personhood in India

From http://www.dw.de/dolphins-gain-unprecedented-protection-in-india/a-16834519 May 24, 2013 Dolphins gain unprecedented protection in India India has officially recognized dolphins as non-human persons, whose rights to life and liberty must be respected. Dolphin parks that were being built across the country will instead be … Continue reading

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Story of Earth Jurisprudence

A very informative chronology of the development of the idea of Earth Jurisprudence, from its deep roots in time immemorial to today. It begins: The following milestones chart the evolution of Earth Jurisprudence or Earth Law, which recognises the Earth … Continue reading

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Santa Monica Recognizes Legal Standing for Ecosystems

By Global Alliance Friday, April 12th, 2013 Legalizing Sustainability? Santa Monica Recognizes Rights of Nature 11th April, 2013 – Posted by Shannon Biggs Reprinted from Global Exchange Media Release First-in-California law seeks to make sustainability legal On April 9, the … Continue reading

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A Historic Week for Indigenous Rights – Will It Stand?

Fri, 27 Jul 2012 by Bill Twist, Pachamama Alliance Because you are our valued partner in creating a just, thriving, sustainable world, I had to write to you today with some big news out of Ecuador. This past Wednesday (July … Continue reading

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STATEMENT OF COMMON AFRICAN CUSTOMARY LAWS FOR THE PROTECTION OF SACRED SITES

Link to pdf: www.africanbiodiversity.org/system/files/images/Statement%20of%20custodians%20Final.pdf Text here below. STATEMENT OF COMMON AFRICAN CUSTOMARY LAWS FOR THE PROTECTION OF SACRED SITES 28 April 2012 Nanyuki Custodian Meeting, Kenya We, custodians of Sacred Sites from four African countries, are working together to revive … Continue reading

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Rio+20 and Custodians of Sacred Natural Sites

Dear all You may remember that ‘The Future We Want’ was the theme of the Rio +20 Summit. Disappointedly the majority of world leaders decided that our future lies on the continued commodificatiion of Nature as an economic service for … Continue reading

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