Ecuador's constitutional court will hear case on rights of nature

By Marianne Brooker, 14 July
National Assembly of Ecuador (photo credit: Asamblea Nacional del Ecuador/flickr)
National Assembly of Ecuador (photo credit: Asamblea Nacional del Ecuador/flickr)
The Constitutional Court of Ecuador, the highest court in the land, has announced it will take on the case of the threatened Los Cedros Protected Forest by using the Rights of Nature enshrined in the constitution. The Constitutional Court chose to hear this case recently and apply, for the first time, Ecuador’s constitutionally mandated Rights of Nature providing legal recognition for over 6 million acres (2.4 m hectares) of Protected Forests.
Read the full article here: The Ecologist

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