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Une personnalité juridique pour le Fleuve Saint-Laurent et les Fleuves du monde

9 mai 2021

WILD LAW: A manifesto for Earth Justice

October 21, 2020

Nature as a Subject of Rights: A Mechanism to Achieve Environmental Justice in the Atrato River Case in Colombia

May 07, 2019

Environmental justice theory appears, questioning the ethical duties of humans towards other species, and Nature’s rights. Environmental justice moves away from the anthropocentrism, which leads development theory, and uses Ecocentrism instead. By the virtue of this new paradigm, man ceases to be the center of the world, and is thought to be just one of the many elements in Nature. From this viewpoint, all species and their lives are creditors of respect. This text will analyze each of the principles of this new theory, which was introduced mainly by Christopher Stone and which is inspired of autochthones views. We will also carry out an applied study of this approach in various legal systems that have already opened the way to a change of paradigm: Ecuador, Bolivia, New Zealand, India and Colombia. Finally, we will highlight the complexity, but also the importance of institutionalizing a new paradigm that allows the emergence of a real environmental justice.

Earth Law: Emerging Ecocentric Law - A Guide for Practitioners

October 19, 2020

A book for students and practicing lawyers who seek to preserve a habitable planet and question whether current environmental law is sufficient for the task. Earth law is the emerging body of ecocentric law for protecting, restoring, and stabilizing the functional interdependency of Earth’s life and life-support systems. Earth law may be expressed in constitutional, statutory, common law, and customary law, as well as in treaties and other agreements both public and private. It is a rapidly developing field in many nations, municipalities, Indigenous communities, and international institutions. This course of study is for students and lawyers who know that nature and human environmental rights need to have seats at the table of law—in courts, legislatures, administrative bodies, enforcement agencies, and civil society.

La construction sociale du statut juridique de l'eau : Le cas du Québec et du Mexique

January 01, 2020

L’eau a longtemps été considérée comme une ressource commune non susceptible d’appropriation et accessible à tous. De nos jours, l’eau est devenue un enjeu stratégique, politique et commercial. La redéfinition du statut juridique de l’eau devient l’objet d’une « bataille » idéologique entre des groupes qui soutiennent différentes approches : l’eau comme un bien économique, soumise aux lois de l’offre et de la demande, ou l’eau comme une chose commune, constituant un droit humain fondamental.

Extractive Industries and Human Rights in an Era of Global Justice: New Ways of Resolving and Preventing Conflicts

August 01, 2019

Explores the concept of global justice and how it can help enhance the capacity of extractive industry dispute prevention and resolution mechanisms, to better address the needs of local communities.

Chapter 5: Nature as a Subject of Rights: a Mechanism to Achieve Environmental Justice: The Atrato River Case in Colombia

La Nature en avant-plan: Les gardiens de territoire et l’économie

February 25, 2020

Putting Nature First: Land Keepers and the Economy

February 19, 2020

The Rights of Nature: A Legal Revolution That Could Save the World. David R. Boyd.

January 03, 2023

May 28, 2023

Invoking the necessity to rethink different manners to live in harmony with nature, the living well approach or “Sumak Kawsay” proposes a different manner to understand the world.

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