Name: Jasmine Chilton
Programme of study: MSc Climate Change and Environmental Policy in the School of Earth and Environment
Research title: Can nature have rights, like you and me?
Synopsis: Jasmine will give us an overview of the historic background of human rights arguing that throughout history we’ve been expanding our morals by including more and more groups of people and recognising their dignity – first men, then some women, then all women, then ethnic and racial minorities, queer people, etc… But when does this expansion stop? We’ve started recognising animal rights, so what about nature – the trees, rocks, ecosystems?
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