RIVERINE RIGHTS: The Currents and Consequences of Legal Innovations on The Rights of Rivers

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Through the study of legal cases and their aftermath in three countries – Colombia, India and New Zealand – the Riverine Rights project explore in this project the implications of recent court rulings recognizing rivers as subjects or persons.
Our research attempted to create new, relevant and critical knowledge about an apparent innovative form of environmental protection, and with particular attention to the following:
a) the mechanisms established for enforcing rivers protection for different user groups;
b) the implications for existing legal frameworks and debates on the rights of nature;
c) the insights these cases may offer for current debates about how to understand and govern the relationship between society and the natural world.
Effective start/end date1/09/2031/12/23


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