In his seminal law review article and book of the same name, should trees have standing christopher stone argues that we should give natural resources, such as lakes, streams, and wilderness areas the right to sue in court for wrongs against them. Get this from a library should trees have standing : toward legal rights for natural objects [christopher d stone garrett hardin] -- in this book, professor stone traces the development of the idea of legal rights, reminding us that children, old people, women, aliens, and minorities have been treated as without rights in many. Note: citations are based on reference standards however, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study the specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Abstract most definitions of the concept of “stakeholder” include only human entities this paper advances the argument that the non-human natural environment can be integrated into the stakeholder management concept.
Well, should trees have standing law morality and the environment is a book that has various characteristic with others you could not should know which the author is, how famous the job is. Should trees have standing : law, morality, and the environment / in this collection of essays, the author argues that natural objects, such as trees, should have legal rights through the appointment of guardians designated to protect them. Sfrom the reading, should trees have standing, written by professor christopher stone in usc, analyzing and challenging the legal premise of nature should be treat as objects in the eyes under the law of rights.
Should trees have standing february 04, 2011 as natural areas give way to human construction, trees and other parts of the environment often are displaced to make way for progress but what if the trees had actual legal rights what would be the criteria for a tree, or for a river or an animal for that matter, to have its own rights. Author christopher stone keywords development of rights, development of children’s rights, standing for ‘natural objects’ abstract this article, from the era when the birth of modern environmentalism and conservationism arguably emanated, is an abstract but serious attempt to propose that forests, oceans and rivers, in fact the entire natural environment, should be afforded legal rights. Item 6 should trees have standing and other essays on law, morals and by christopher vg - should trees have standing and other essays on law, morals and by christopher vg $1995 free shipping. Should trees have standing law, morality, and the environment oxford: oxford university press, 2010 originally published in 1972, should trees have standing was a rallying point for the then burgeoning environmental movement, launching a worldwide debate on the basic nature of legal rights that reached the us supreme court now, in the.
The author argues that relevant distinctions between humans, animals and plants should be taken into account when considering the extension of standing to elements of the environment she argues that the question of standing should not be confused with the question of whether animals or elements of the environment have ‘intrinsic value’ and that recognising and protecting intrinsic value. Human rights in natural resource development : public participation in the sustainable development of mining and energy resources / edited by donald n zillman, alastair r lucas and george (rock) pring. Affirmative answer to his question: should trees have standing whether one accepts or rejects the proposition that trees or other inanimate objects should have legal standing in the courts of this land. Trees have standing in his dissenting opinion in the landmark environmental law case, sierra club v morton , 405 us 727 (1972), justice douglas argued that inanimate objects should have standing to sue in court.
Stone’s groundbreaking essay, “should trees have standing,” published in the southern california law review in 1972 the essence of stone’s case was that if slaves, women, children, and prisoners. Should trees have standing over three decades ago, as a professor at the university of southern california, christopher stone challenged the historic legal premise that nature and trees are treated as objects in the eyes of the law and therefore without rights. Should trees have standing--toward legal rights for natural objects what is heinonline with comprehensive coverage of government documents and more than 2,400 journals from inception on hundreds of subjects such as political science, criminal justice, and human rights, heinonline is an affordable option for colleges and universities.
Stanford libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more. Should trees have legal standing in indian country steve pavlik wicazo sa review, volume 30, number 1, spring 2015, pp 7-28 (article) published by university of minnesota press. Originally published in 1972, should trees have standing was a rallying point for the then burgeoning environmental movement, launching a worldwide debate on the basic nature of legal rights that reached the us. Christopher d stone, the son of investigative journalist i f stone, proposed in a 1972 paper titled should trees have standing that if corporations are assigned rights, so should natural objects such as trees.
Should trees have standing law, morality, and the environment, 3rd ed, by christopher d stone, oxford, oxford university press, 2010, xvi + 248 pp, index, £1399 (paperback), isbn 9780199736072 christopher stone is an american law professor whose article on the legal rights of natural objects. We have an affinity for trees think of the numbers of businesses, unrelated to trees, that use a tree as their logo native americans referred to trees as “the standing ones. Toward legal rights for natural objects in trees, stone enumerates the three necessary and sufficient conditions for an object to have legal standing, ie, to initiate an action in court or, more precisely, to institute judicial review. 33 thoughts on “should trees have standing” medwoman november 11, 2013 at 11:38 pm nancy, thanks for this clear, concise presentation of a concept that those who see the environment in terms of its uses for human material gain rarely consider.