Bolivia Grants Nature “Equal Rights” In Law

Bolivia Grants Nature “Equal Rights” In Law
Innovation

One of South America's poorest countries prioritizes mother earth in a law that grants nature equal rights to humans.

Don Michael Acelar De Leon
  • 15 april 2011

Bolivia will soon pass a law that encourages conservation of natural resources and pollution reduction by empowering communities to monitor and control enterprises that pollute the environment. The law–known as the La Ley de Derechos de la Madre Tierra (The Law of Mother Earth) aims to establish upon nature the same landscape of rights bestowed on humans, such as the right to life, the right to clean water and clean air, the right to repair livelihoods affected by human activities, and the right to be free from pollution, among others.

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