Adelaide Law School academic Dr Peter Burdon, gave an interview on ‘Earth Jurisprudence’ which went to air on ‘Late Night Live’ with Phillip Adams on 18 October 2011.
Please find the audio: http://abc.net.au/rn/latenightlive/
Earth Jurisprudence – Late Night Live 18 Oct 2011 9:58:39pm
Earlier this year, a river in Ecuador won a court case. The Vilcabamba River was the plaintiff in a case brought against the Provincial Government of Loja. Damage was being caused to the river by the widening of a highway beside it. This was the first test of Ecuador’s 2008 Constitution, which outlines the Rights of Nature. It was welcome news to the burgeoning worldwide movement for the Rights of Nature, enacted through ‘Wild law’, or ‘Earth Jurisprudence’.
Lecturer at the Adelaide Law School.