New Transitions from Human Rights to the Environment to the Rights of Nature

  title={New Transitions from Human Rights to the Environment to the Rights of Nature},
  author={Susana Borr{\'a}s},
  journal={Transnational Environmental Law},
  pages={113 - 143}
  • S. Borrás
  • Published 2016
  • Political Science
  • Transnational Environmental Law
Abstract The weaknesses of our environmental laws stem in large part from the fact that legal systems treat the natural world as property that can be exploited and degraded, rather than as an integral ecological partner with its own rights to exist and thrive. This article analyzes the recent rise of a new generation of environmental laws which reject the ‘false dogma’ of ‘humans over nature’ and instead recognize our interconnectedness with the natural world and acknowledge its rights to exist… Expand
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