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Welcome to the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA) website.

AELA’s mission is to promote the understanding and practical implementation of Earth jurisprudence and ‘Wild Law’ in Australia, so that we can build human societies that live within our ecological limits and nurture the health of the wider Earth community.  Earth jurisprudence is a new legal theory and growing social movement.  It proposes that we rethink our legal, political, economic  and governance systems so that they support, rather than undermine, the integrity and health of the Earth.

AELA was created in 2012 and is the Australian expression of a growing international movement of lawyers and other Earth advocates striving to create Earth centred law and governance systems, and create a more harmonious relationship with our beautiful planet.  Our multi-disciplinary projects include research, education, community building and advocacy.  All our work is driven by our members’ interests and commitment – so become a member and get involved!

AELA is a founding member of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature, which brings together more than 70 organisations around the world, who support Earth Jurisprudence and Rights of Nature.  AELA is an affiliate of the Earth Charter and a partner of the Global Footprint Network.


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