Mari Margil; The Standing of Trees: Why Nature Needs Legal Rights. World Policy Journal 1 June 2017; 34 (2): 8–11. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07402775-4191552
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A global movement is attempting to transform the legal systems that govern humankind’s relationship with the environment. Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund’s Mari Margil argues that we must stop treating the planet as if it exists solely for human exploitation and recognize the fundamental rights of nature.