Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Human Rights of Ecosystems

Ecuador has set legal precedent in granting ecosystems legal rights as people, not unlike those customarily allowed to corporations, allowing people to sue on behalf of rivers and forests for violation of their rights as organisms. I think it's actually a pretty elegant solution, and apparently so do the people in New Zealand, who have instituted a similar policy for one of their rivers. 

1 comment:

  1. "I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues."

    The Lorax Law. I like it.