Reimagining Rivers: Animals as Legal Beings – Webinar October 29

Reimagining Rivers: Animals as Legal Beings – Webinar October 29

 

Professor Maneesha Deckha (UVic) and Assistant Professor Jessica Eisen (UAlberta) will examine legal categorizations of animals: should animals be considered property, persons, or something else? And what do these categorizations mean for visions of justice and the health and well-being of animals, humans, and our overall environment?

This event is part of the Webinar Series, Reimagining Rivers: Rethinking and Reframing Relationship with the Environment. Legal rights govern how we interact with each other and with the world around us. Various jurisdictions, for example, are now granting legal rights to aspects of the environment such as rivers. This webinar series, jointly organized by the Centre for Constitutional Studies and the Environmental Law Centre, provides opportunities to learn from expert speakers about jurisdictional hurdles that impact the thriving of our environment as well as innovative approaches to rethinking relationship with it. The series will culminate in a Symposium next spring 2022, where we explore different conceptions of the North Saskatchewan river: as a legal person, as an agent, as a relation.

 

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Speakers:

Maneesha Deckha
Professor, University of Victoria

Jessica Eisen
Assistant Professor, University of Alberta

 

 

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See past webinars in the Reimagining Rivers series here:

June 10, 2021 – Reimagining Rivers: Indigenous Jurisdiction and the Environment
Professor Darcy Lindberg and Lawyer Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson
Watch the Presentation Here

June 03, 2021 – Reimagining Rivers: Magpie River as Person
Yenny Vega Cárdenas, President of the Observatoire international des droits de la nature/ International Observatory of Nature Rights
Watch Yenny’s Presentation Here


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