Questioning rights of nature for a more-than-human world
PhD student: Mrs A.H. van Luipen
Promotor: R. Pierik
Duration: 1/1/2023 - 31/12/2028
Recently, eco-centric approaches to law, such as Rights of Nature (RoN) theory, have gained momentum as responses to the inadequacy of current environmental law to protect nature. The increase of RoN cases filed in jurisdictions around the world has also led to conceptual questions and critique, due to among others a lack of clarity on what RoN precisely are. The proposed research aims at contributing to a critical engagement with RoN by specifically questioning their potential to legally accommodate a more-than-human worldview in which the dichotomy between nature and humans, as a core feature of anthropocentric law, is left behind.