Rights for nature as a human survival strategy?


We recognise that a corporation goes to court as a person. Nature can't, not yet. The approach of seeing nature as a subject could lead to a change in thinking that benefits not only future generations. Worldwide, activists are pursuing this approach with the aim of promoting a more balanced relationship between humans and nature and a more sustainable ecosystem management. The discussion will present initiatives and research perspectives.

In cooperation with Dr. Ilkhom Soliev, Dr. Stefan Knauß (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, iDiv) and Julia Schünzel

Shrishtee Bajpai, Researcher-Activist, KALPAVRIKSH I Prof. Dr. Jérémie Gilbert, Human Rights Law, University of Roehampton, Centre for Equality, Justice and Social Change I Dr. Rachel Killean, Human Rights Centre, School of Law, Queen's University Belfast I Dr. Carolijn Terwindt, Lawyer, Embassy of the North Sea I Moderation: Fritz Habekuß, Journalist, Die Zeit

The discussion will be held in English.

Shrishtee Bajpai

researcher | activist

Jérémie Gilbert

Professor for Human Rights Law

Dr. Rachel Killean

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Carolijn Terwindt

Lawyer | Cultural Anthropologist | Author | Artistic Explorer

Fritz Habekuß

Author | Science Editor