The environmental lawyer David Boyd has written a very interesting book about the gradual process of extending the legal concept of ‘rights’ to the non-human world: not only to animals, but also – for instance – to trees, rivers and whole eco-systems.
Tag: Indigenous People
For a long time civilisation was equated with cultivating wilderness and urbanisation. Now climate change is threatening us, in many fields – including law – the positive value of wilderness is being rediscovered and the importance of experiencing it.
The increased recognition of customary land rights in Indonesia is widely regarded as a positive development by human rights activists & indigenous people advocates. However, critics argue that this recognition will only speed up the deforestation process.