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NRW: possibly the single most important strategy on Earth’s behalf – Arturo Escobar

NRW: possibly the single most important strategy on Earth’s behalf – Arturo Escobar

. Nature Rights Watch, the latest initiative spearheaded by one of Latin America’s premiere environmental think thanks and advocacy organizations –the Centro Latinoamericano de Ecologia Social, CLAES– is possibly the single most important strategy on Earth’s behalf to emerge in a long time.  Besides the creation of a sophisticated and effective infrastructure to assess the […]

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Rights of Nature: Rivers That Can Stand in Court

Rights of Nature: Rivers That Can Stand in Court

by Lidia Cano Pecharroman. An increasing number of court rulings and legislation worldwide are recognizing rights of nature to be protected and preserved. Recognizing these rights also entails the recognition that nature has the right to stand in court and to be represented for its defense. This is still an incipient field and every step […]

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Ganges and Yamuna rivers granted same legal rights as human beings

Ganges and Yamuna rivers granted same legal rights as human beings

Indian court cites the Whanganui in New Zealand as example for according status to two rivers considered sacred. Michael Safi and agencies The Ganges river, considered sacred by more than 1 billion Indians, has become the first non-human entity in India to be granted the same legal rights as people. A court in the northern […]