Indian Court Rules That Nature Has Legal Status on Par With Humans—and That Humans Are Required to Protect It

The highest court in one of India’s 28 states ruled last month that “Mother Nature” has the same legal status as a human being, which includes “all corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a living person.” The decision from Madras High Court, located in the southeastern state of Tamil Nadu, also said that the natural … Continue reading Indian Court Rules That Nature Has Legal Status on Par With Humans—and That Humans Are Required to Protect It