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Rights of Nature in Europe

2 Feb 2022
14:00 - 16:00

Dutch launch: Compendium Rights of Nature

The Embassy of the North Sea and Framer Framed cordially invite you for the launch of the Dutch edition of the Compendium Rights of Nature — Case studies from six continents.
The programme takes place on Wednesday 2 February 2022 from 2-4 pm in the Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes in Framer Framed.

Worldwide, an increasing number of natural entities – forests, rivers, mountains, even Mother Earth herself – are being recognized as so-called legal persons. In this legal revolution, nature is no longer seen as an object to be used and discarded, but rather as a subject with intrinsic value and, importantly, legally enforceable rights. The Embassy of the North Sea commissioned Laura Burgers and Jessica den Outer – both experts in the field of nature rights – to author the compendium Rights of Nature – Case studies from six continents. In the publication, the authors analyse some examples per continent of how the rights of nature have been recognized within the specific context, as well as their current implementation and enforcement.

The rights of nature have a symbolic value: they reflect a holistic world, in which humans and non-humans are seen as intrinsically linked and interdependent. This vision forms part of the philosophy of many indigenous cultures. In Europe, there are several initiatives of rights of nature, but legal personality has never been granted. During the meeting on February 2, we will discuss with lawyers, nature organisations and initiatives whether and how we can translate the recognition of rights of nature to the Western (legal) system.

Speakers

Laura Burgers, Assistant Professor University of Amsterdam;
Jessica den Outer, consultant on the Rights of Nature;
Daphina Misiedjan, lawyer and researcher;
Joost Ossevoort, Waterschap de Dommel;
Marleen van Rijswick, professor of European and Dutch Water Law, Utrecht University;
Emilie Reuchlin-Hugenholtz, North Sea expert;
Teresa Vicente Giménez, professor & lawyer, University of Murcia.

Time: 14.00-16.00h
Language: English and Dutch

RSVP

Admission is free. Please register here to join the event.


About the publication

Rights of Nature — Case studies from six continents
Embassy of the North Sea, Laura Burgers & Jessica den Outer © 2021
Graphic design: Corine Datema
Translations: Edward Jacobson / Lighthouse Editing
Printer: Swan Lenoir

English edition: September 2021
Dutch edition: February 2022
Price: € 15,-  excl. (order here)

The English edition of the Compendium was presented on September 23 in Venice, Ocean Space. Read more here.

Rights of nature


About the CICC

The book launch takes place in the Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes (CICC), a collaboration between Indian academic, writer, lawyer and activist Radha D’Souza and Dutch artist Jonas Staal, commissioned by Framer Framed. The project consists of a large-scale installation in the form of a tribunal for the prosecution of transnational corporations’ intergenerational climate crimes.

Court for Climate Crimes

Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes by Radha D’Souza and Dutch artist Jonas Staal (2021). Foto: © Ruben Hamelink

The Embassy of the North Sea and Framer Framed cordially invite you for the launch of the Dutch edition of the Compendium Rights of Nature — Case studies from six continents.
The programme takes place on Wednesday 2 February 2022 from 2-4 pm in the Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes in Framer Framed.

Worldwide, an increasing number of natural entities – forests, rivers, mountains, even Mother Earth herself – are being recognized as so-called legal persons. In this legal revolution, nature is no longer seen as an object to be used and discarded, but rather as a subject with intrinsic value and, importantly, legally enforceable rights. The Embassy of the North Sea commissioned Laura Burgers and Jessica den Outer – both experts in the field of nature rights – to author the compendium Rights of Nature – Case studies from six continents. In the publication, the authors analyse some examples per continent of how the rights of nature have been recognized within the specific context, as well as their current implementation and enforcement.

The rights of nature have a symbolic value: they reflect a holistic world, in which humans and non-humans are seen as intrinsically linked and interdependent. This vision forms part of the philosophy of many indigenous cultures. In Europe, there are several initiatives of rights of nature, but legal personality has never been granted. During the meeting on February 2, we will discuss with lawyers, nature organisations and initiatives whether and how we can translate the recognition of rights of nature to the Western (legal) system.

Speakers

Laura Burgers, Assistant Professor University of Amsterdam;
Jessica den Outer, consultant on the Rights of Nature;
Daphina Misiedjan, lawyer and researcher;
Joost Ossevoort, Waterschap de Dommel;
Marleen van Rijswick, professor of European and Dutch Water Law, Utrecht University;
Emilie Reuchlin-Hugenholtz, North Sea expert;
Teresa Vicente Giménez, professor & lawyer, University of Murcia.

Time: 14.00-16.00h
Language: English and Dutch

RSVP

Admission is free. Please register here to join the event.


About the publication

Rights of Nature — Case studies from six continents
Embassy of the North Sea, Laura Burgers & Jessica den Outer © 2021
Graphic design: Corine Datema
Translations: Edward Jacobson / Lighthouse Editing
Printer: Swan Lenoir

English edition: September 2021
Dutch edition: February 2022
Price: € 15,-  excl. (order here)

The English edition of the Compendium was presented on September 23 in Venice, Ocean Space. Read more here.

Rights of nature


About the CICC

The book launch takes place in the Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes (CICC), a collaboration between Indian academic, writer, lawyer and activist Radha D’Souza and Dutch artist Jonas Staal, commissioned by Framer Framed. The project consists of a large-scale installation in the form of a tribunal for the prosecution of transnational corporations’ intergenerational climate crimes.

Court for Climate Crimes

Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes by Radha D’Souza and Dutch artist Jonas Staal (2021). Foto: © Ruben Hamelink



Book Launch / CICC / Ecology /

Exhibitions


Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes - Jonas Staal

Exhibition: Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes

A project by Radha D'Souza and Jonas Staal

Network


Jessica den Outer

Consultant, writer and speaker

Laura Burgers

Lawyer and writer