GLSM – Constitutionalizing Rights of Nature

Mari Margil tells of the genesis of the World’s first constitutional recognition of the Rights of Nature in Ecuador, where she consulted with Ecuador’s Constituent Assembly. Ms. Margil includes insight into the provision’s implementation in court, and how it has served to inspire RoN provisions throughout the globe.

Mari Margil is the Executive Director of the Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights (CDER. She works with civil society; national, state, and local governments; tribal nations; and indigenous communities in the U.S., Ecuador, Australia, the Philippines, Nepal, and elsewhere, to advance Rights of Nature frameworks. Margil received her Master’s degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and is a co-author of several books on Earth Jurisprudence.

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