Mari Margil

Mari Margil

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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The rights of nature represents necessary legal and cultural shifts in which we understand ourselves as part of nature, and not, as Colombia’s Constitutional Court explained, "a ruler of nature." (Photo: Jim Liestman/Flickr/cc) Views
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...
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