trees

Mar
13
Ring of Truth: A Case for Nature

Ring of Truth: A Case for Nature

What happens when a 200 year old oak tree takes the Secretary of State for Climate and Ecological Breakdown to court?
11 min read
Jun
19
How to Make Rights of Nature Possible: A Newcomers' Guide to Changing Our Relationship with Nature

How to Make Rights of Nature Possible: A Newcomers' Guide to Changing Our Relationship with Nature

What is the Rights of Nature approach? Why do we need it in the UK? How do we bring it to life?
13 min read
Jan
21
Rights of Nature, Rights of Rivers: Definitions and Declarations in the Movement

Rights of Nature, Rights of Rivers: Definitions and Declarations in the Movement

By Krishan Nursimooloo in association with XR Ireland and Claire Nevin The concept of Rights of Nature challenges the way
8 min read
Sep
30
Rights of Nature in Ireland – Towards a Living Island of Rights-Bearing Communities:  Submission to the Irish Citizens’ Assembly on Biodiversity Loss

Rights of Nature in Ireland – Towards a Living Island of Rights-Bearing Communities: Submission to the Irish Citizens’ Assembly on Biodiversity Loss

By Claire Nevin In April 2022, the Irish Citizens’ Assembly on Biodiversity Loss (“The Assembly”) held its inaugural meeting in
6 min read
Aug
08
Request for Support in Representing Communities: Places for Everyone Examination in Public Hearings

Request for Support in Representing Communities: Places for Everyone Examination in Public Hearings

By Marj Powner (Vice Chair, Save Greater Manchester’s Green Belt Group) Save Greater Manchester’s Green Belt group (SGMGB)
5 min read
Jul
04
The Felling Film: An Epic Tale of People Power

The Felling Film: An Epic Tale of People Power

By Paul Powlesland The fight to protect nature in the UK can seem so relentless that there's often
12 min read
Mar
25
Nature Rights are Human Rights: The UN Human Rights Council Resolution on the Right to a Safe, Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment

Nature Rights are Human Rights: The UN Human Rights Council Resolution on the Right to a Safe, Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment

By Claire Nevin [https://www.linkedin.com/in/claire-nevin-3747b437/] In October 2021, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) passed
7 min read
Jan
20
Calling all Earth Lawyers

Calling all Earth Lawyers

A vital role for all lawyers: protecting the planet and bringing about the Rights of Nature through the creation – and enforcement – of an ecosystem of legal interventions at the international and local level.
8 min read
Dec
31
End of Year Review 2021: Growing an Exciting Future at Lawyers for Nature

End of Year Review 2021: Growing an Exciting Future at Lawyers for Nature

It's been a challenging year for many, not least for those increasingly affected by the climate crisis [https:
4 min read
Dec
22
Case Study: Save the Footbridge Oaks Campaign

Case Study: Save the Footbridge Oaks Campaign

This is a story about Lawyers for Nature’s work on what was variously known as the Dulwich Oaks or Save the Footbridge Oaks Campaign. I was contacted out of the blue by a member of the campaign who had heard about Lawyers for Nature and our work saving trees.
4 min read