Rights of nature

Body painting 500x354The time has come to recognize that respect for human rights is void and meaningless without recognizing the rights of nature. We need to acknowledge that we are all part of nature and therefore part of a living interdependant community. Humanity is responsible for disruption and destruction of nature, causing not only great damage to Earth and nature but also to humanity. So called ‘natural disasters’ are linked to human doing.

As a human rights lawyer I strongly believe that we have to give nature a voice and make that voice heard in our human society, by adopting binding laws which will protect and restore nature and natural balance.

Therefore I joined the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature (the “Alliance”), a network of organizations and individuals committed to the universal adoption and implementation of legal systems that recognize, respect and enforce “Rights of Nature” and to make the idea of Rights of Nature an idea whose time has come. I subscribe to the founding principles of the Alliance and to the actions they undertake.

I am available as an expert and consultant for national or international initiatives in the field of fundamental and human rights protection and defending rights of nature. For more information do not hesitate to contact me by mail herminemasmeyer@echrt.org or call me at +31(0)6 24 64 7773.