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

Laura S. Lynes

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameStrathclyde Centre for Environmental Law & Governance
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde


  • rivers
  • climate change law
  • international law
  • environmental law
  • colonialism

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