Nature has been for long time an unheard voice for the Law. Since the Seventies of the past century, however, the international community has begun to change its mind and to consider the environment as something worthy of consideration from a legal perspective. The environmental crisis that is menacing the existence of our common Home and new epistemological approaches based on earth jurisprudence have favored the emergence of the concept of “rights of Nature”. At constitutional level, it has been introduced in the 2008 Ecuadorian Constitution. Besides, other countries have implemented laws about the rights of rivers, glaciers, animals, etc. The article focuses on the case-law formant and compares recent Colombian and Indian case-law, where “legal personality” has been recognized to natural elements.

Los derechos de la Naturaleza en la jurisprudencia colombiana e india

Silvia Bagni
2019

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Nature has been for long time an unheard voice for the Law. Since the Seventies of the past century, however, the international community has begun to change its mind and to consider the environment as something worthy of consideration from a legal perspective. The environmental crisis that is menacing the existence of our common Home and new epistemological approaches based on earth jurisprudence have favored the emergence of the concept of “rights of Nature”. At constitutional level, it has been introduced in the 2008 Ecuadorian Constitution. Besides, other countries have implemented laws about the rights of rivers, glaciers, animals, etc. The article focuses on the case-law formant and compares recent Colombian and Indian case-law, where “legal personality” has been recognized to natural elements.
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