Mari Margil is director of the International Center for the Rights of Nature, a project of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, a public interest law firm that has assisted dozens of U.S. municipalities, as well as non-governmental organizations in different countries, to develop laws that recognize rights of nature.
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Thursday, September 26, 2019
Legal Rights of the Natural World: Beyond Personhood
What does it mean to be a person, legally? Aren’t people persons? Yes. But, are only people persons? Most definitely not. A human being is considered a "natural" person under the law, whereas certain other entities, including corporations and ships, are considered “legal” or “artificial” persons...