Earth jurisprudence: new paths ahead

Giulia Sajeva

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This special issue of the open access journal Diritto & Questioni Pubbliche contains the articles of legal theory and private law authors that have analysed the theory of Earth Jurisprudence and looked at the evolution and challenges of the recognition of rights to nature. The articles are authored by: Giulia Sajeva, Do we Need Earth Jurisprudence? Looking for Change in New Old Friends. - Sofia Ciuffoletti, Have trees got standing? A brief account of locus standi doctrines and case law in the environmental litigation on the basis of the principle of effectiveness of rights. - Matija Žgur, All the Earth’s legal children. Some sceptical comments about Nature’s legal personhood. - Giada Giacomini (former SCELG visiting researcher), The Interactive Dialogues of UN Harmony with Nature: for a paradigmatic shift to Earth-centred governance. - Rodrigo Míguez Núñez, Soggettività giuridica e natura. Spunti per una riflessione civilistica. - Livio Perra, L’antropomorfizzazione giuridica.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-10
Number of pages4
JournalDiritto e questioni pubbliche
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2020


  • earth jurisprudence
  • nature's rights
  • legal thoery
  • earth community
  • green courts


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