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Seminar — What does Earth Jurisprudence look like in practice and how might the rights of Nature help us to address the many collective challenges that we face? In this webinar, we shall hear from prominent Earth lawyers about their experiences of working within these new paradigms.
Date & Time:
Online via Zoom
CECS and CILG
The Centre for European and Comparative Legal Studies (CECS) and the Centre for International Law and Governance (CILG) at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, Earth Advocacy Youth (YEA), and the student association Casus Clima are delighted to invite you to a webinar on Earth Jurisprudence in practice: Conversations with Earth lawyers.
Laws and policies recognising the personhood and rights of Nature are being developed in 35 countries across the globe, with several initiatives based in Europe (UN Harmony with Nature report 2020). These laws typically recognise the rights of Nature to exist, thrive, evolve, regenerate their vital cycles, and play their role in the web of life on Earth. Ecuador was one of the first countries to make this legal move, recognizing the rights of Nature in its constitution in 2008. It remains the only country to have recognised such rights at a constitutional level.
The rights of Nature movement certainly seeks improvements in the protection of living beings and ecosystems. However, its work runs much deeper than that. In order to understand its richness and transformative potential, it is helpful to engage with the origins and theoretical inspiration for the movement. Crucial to that end is Earth Jurisprudence or Ecological Jurisprudence, the philosophy and practice of law that has inspired and oriented the rights of Nature movement. Earth Jurisprudence engages with fundamental questions about the law, rights and existence. Perhaps most importantly, it centres around the relationships that human beings have with each other as well as with the other beings with whom we share a home on Earth.