Climate Change Law and Colonialism : Legal Standing of Three Rivers and a Hypothetical Case of Bison Personhood in Canada

Lynes, Laura S. (2017) Climate Change Law and Colonialism : Legal Standing of Three Rivers and a Hypothetical Case of Bison Personhood in Canada. Working paper. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

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    Abstract

    In March 2017, three new legal persons were created on Earth: the Whanganui River in New Zealand, and the Ganga and Yamuna Rivers in India. Taken together, and in consideration of two great apes designated as judicial persons in the last few years, these judgments suggest a new precedent may be forming regarding the extension of rights to non-human entities.