Please join the Posthumanism Research Insititute for a talk by Dr Emily Jones entitled Posthuman International Law and the Rights of Nature which will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, from 10:00-11:30 am EST (via video conferencing).
Abstract: The rights of nature are beginning to be recognised globally. Seeking to challenge and re-think the anthropocentrism which permeates International Environmental Law, in this lecture, I will discuss the synergies between posthuman theory and the legal recognition of the rights of nature. The lecture will draw on multiple examples of contexts where nature’s rights have been recognised, including in New Zealand, India, Ecuador, the US, and beyond to think through the similarities and differences between these contexts and the lessons to be learned. Calling for the recognition of the rights of nature in international law i.e. globally, I will conclude by reflecting on the ways in which posthuman theory can be applied to help inform this project, seeking to ensure that the rights of nature movement can live up to its transformative posthuman potential.
Speaker biography: Dr Emily Jones is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law and Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex, UK. Emily is a generalist public international lawyer whose interdisciplinary work combines theory and practice. Her work cuts across: posthuman legal theory; gender and international law; international environmental law; the law of the sea; science, technology and international law; gender and conflict; and political economy, imperialism and international law.
Pre-registration required. To register, email Mitch Goldsmith at email@example.com