Call for Papers: Private Rights for Nature: Amsterdam Center for Transformative Private Law, 4-5 June 2020

The traditional civil codes distinguish between the law of persons and the law of things. This demarcation is however under pressure owing to the emerging transnational movement called rights of nature or earth jurisprudence. Around the world, natural entities that long would have been regarded as things – animals, but also rivers, for example, and mountains, forests, even Mother Earth herself – are recognised as persons before the law. This means they are endowed with rights and that they get standing to defend their intrinsic interest before courts. The ACT conference Private Rights for Nature aims to reflect on the private law dimensions of this movement … (more)

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