India

Aug 3, 2019

NPR: Should Rivers Have Same Legal Rights As Humans? A Growing Number Of Voices Say Yes

NPR: Should Rivers Have Same Legal Rights As Humans? A Growing Number Of Voices Say Yes

NPR covers this story on the growing Rights of Nature movement across the U.S. and around the world. “‘[W]e have to change our environmental protection in this country and across the world, because obviously what we’re doing isn’t working.'”

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Dec 26, 2018

Climate Liability News: As Climate Lawsuits Grow Worldwide, Legal Strategies Evolve Too

Climate Liability News: As Climate Lawsuits Grow Worldwide, Legal Strategies Evolve Too

Litigation based on the Rights of Nature is part of a growing movement to stop climate devastation.

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Jul 6, 2018

Press Release: India Court Declares Legal Rights of “Entire Animal Kingdom”

Press Release: India Court Declares Legal Rights of “Entire Animal Kingdom”

Northern India Court issues ruling in growing Rights of Nature movement: “Every species has an inherent right to live and are required to be protected by law.”

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Jun 19, 2017

Scientific American: Rivers Get Human Rights: They Can Sue to Protect Themselves

Scientific American: Rivers Get Human Rights: They Can Sue to Protect Themselves

Rights of nature has shifted from theory to practice over the last decade, being realized in legal doctrines in U.S. communities and in countries around the world.

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Apr 19, 2017

Earth Island Journal: When Rivers Hold Legal Rights

Earth Island Journal: When Rivers Hold Legal Rights

The first steps towards recognizing the rights of rivers to exist and flourish are taken in New Zealand and India, advancing the growing movement to recognize the rights of nature.

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Mar 24, 2017

PR: India Court Declares Personhood for Ganga and Yumana Rivers

PR: India Court Declares Personhood for Ganga and Yumana Rivers

This week the High Court of Uttarakhand, a state in India, recognized the personhood rights of the River Ganga and River Yumana – a step towards recognizing the rights of nature to exist and flourish.

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Sep 13, 2016

Blog: Ganga’s Rights are Our Rights

Blog: Ganga’s Rights are Our Rights

CELDF is partnering with local groups and NGOs in India to advance the rights of the Ganges River through the National Ganga River Rights Act.

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