The rights of nature in Ecuador: the making of an idea

  title={The rights of nature in Ecuador: the making of an idea},
  author={Mihnea Tănăsescu},
  journal={International Journal of Environmental Studies},
  pages={846 - 861}
  • Mihnea Tănăsescu
  • Published 2013
  • Political Science
  • International Journal of Environmental Studies
In 2008, Ecuador became the first country in history to guarantee rights to nature, in its new constitution. This article tells the story of this extraordinary moment in constitutional history, presenting a detailed description of how these rights came about, why they appeared when and where they did, and what they mean to those concerned with this innovation. 
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