Category: AELC

What is the Declaration on the Rights of the Moon?

ABC Radio National / By Jackie Dent for Late Night Live

As a new space race kicks off, more countries and businesses are heading to the Moon and beyond.

A small group of space-thinkers and lawyers have raised concerns about …

Event [Oct 1 & 2, 2020]: Rights of Nature and the Human Right to a Healthy Environment in Dialogue

Global Forum

October 1 & 2, 2020

This two-day Global Forum will feature experts from around the world – including Ecuador, Colombia, Australia, New Zealand, India, the United States, and from tribal nations – discussing the interplay between the rights …

Reimagining an Earth Centered Economy with Michelle Maloney

Have a listen to AELA's National Convenor, Dr Michelle Maloney, chat with "Post Growth Australia" podcast host Michael Bayliss, about Earth laws, Earth jurisprudence and Earth centred economies.

Video: Here are 4 countries that give the natural world the same rights as humans

From the World Economic Forum Facebook page

A positive story in the middle of lockdown:
Plaintiff: Humanity.
Defendant: The whole ecosystem.

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Blue Mountains council resolves to integrate Rights of Nature into operations and planning

Blue Mountains City Council will investigate integrating the Rights of Nature into future operations and planning following a successful push by the mayor at the last council meeting.
Mayor Mark Greenhill moved a mayoral minute on the issue at …

Media Release: First Rights of Nature bill introduced in Australia

24 Nov, 2019

Rights of Nature and Future Generations Bill Introduced in Western Australian Parliament



Dr Michelle Maloney
Australian Centre for …

Recognizing Rights of Great Barrier Reef Could Help Defeat Destructive Coal Mine Project

Conventional environmental laws have allowed Adani’s Carmichael coal mine go forward in Australia. It’s time we changed them.

Recently, groundwater extraction permits were granted for the controversial Carmichael coal mine project in …

Rights of nature laws are key to protecting Blue Mountains: Greens candidate

Affording nature the same rights as a person is an emerging legal movement globally that is gathering steam in Australia, says the Federal Greens candidate for Macquarie.

Kingsley Liu said that rights of nature laws are the key to protecting

The Rights of Nature: Building a New People’s Movement for the Earth

Guest Blog Post By Mari Margil, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund

When Dr. Seuss’s Lorax sees the Truffula trees being destroyed, he declares: “I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.”

No …

Rebalancing Rights: Communities, Corporations and Nature

The Green Institute - Rebalancing Rights: Communities, Corporations And Nature

Rebalancing Rights - book coverThis collection began its life as an exploration of the concept of Rights of Nature. However, in early research and conversations it swiftly became clear that it would be …