2018 archive

Droits de la Nature: Rights of Nature in the Francosphere

Nicolas Blain, editor of the French language site for the Rights of Nature, Droits de la Nature, takes up the Rights of the Great Barrier Reef in his August 23rd blog piece.

Read Nicolas' original article, in French, on …

Greens Senator calls for Rights of Nature in Australia

Greens Senator Mehreen Faruqi spoke about the Rights of Nature in Australia in her first speech in the Senate on Tuesday 21 August 2018. At 19 minutes and 19 seconds (19:19), she said:

Nature has intrinsic value, it is not

Rights of the Great Barrier Reef: Interview with Dr Michelle Maloney

Listen to AELA's convenor, Dr Michelle Maloney, interviewed on ABC Drive (North Queensland) with Adam Stephen, discussing the purpose and push for the recognition of the legal rights of the Great Barrier Reef.

Listen to the interview on the ABC …

Contaminated Life: The True Cost and Human Rights Impacts of Unconventional Gas Mining in Australia

Dr Michelle Maloney, AELA’s National Convenor, was invited to write an opinion piece about whether fracking and coal seam gas violates human rights - read her moving piece linked below:



Nature’s Rights Considered at Human Rights Tribunal

The Australian Earth Laws Alliance and the Earth Law Alliance are pleased to have prepared the first ever submission about the Rights of Nature, to the International Permanent Peoples Tribunal. The PPT on Fracking is being heard in May, and

It’s only natural: the push to give rivers, mountains and forests legal rights

The Australian Earth Laws Alliance's National Convenor, Dr Michelle Maloney, is interviewed in this excellent piece on the rights of nature movement in Australia.

Article by Jane Gleeson-White

The emerging international rights-of-nature movement aims to address the way western legal

Annual Conference, New Economy Network Australia, 19-21 October 2018, Melbourne

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Everyone’s invited to join the new economy movement, and meet up at the New Economy Network Australia (NENA) Annual Conference in Melbourne, from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st October 2018.

For all the details, please visit the NENA website - …

International Symposium, 25-26 October 2018, Brisbane – “Exploring our Legal Relationship with the Living World: Caring for Country, Rights of Nature and Legal Personhood”

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This 2 day international symposium will bring people together from around the world, to share their knowledge and insights about how ancient and emerging ecological law and governance systems are working in the 21st century, and what more can be …

Australian Peoples’ Tribunal for Community and Nature’s Rights, 27 October 2018

Australian Peoples' Tribunal

Saturday 27th October 2018 – 8.30am to 5pm

The Australian Peoples’ Tribunal for Community and Nature’s Rights is a unique forum for ecological and social justice in Australia. It has been created to enable people to share their concerns about …

Evening Seminar, 16th March 2018, Katoomba – “Exploring Earth Laws”

Exploring Earth Laws: Rights of Nature, Natural Personhood and Innovative Local Laws to Protect the Environment

Evening Seminar, Friday 16th March 2018, 6pm-7.30pm
Katoomba Leura Community Centre, 81-83 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Join us for a fascinating evening of …