November 2, 2023

The Rights of Nature & Rights of Animals with Kristen Stilt & Macarena Montes Franceschini

New Haven, CT, United States

The concept of rights has its skeptics. So does the concept of animal rights and perhaps even more so the rights of nature. So what happens when these rights-based arguments are combined with indigenous world views to attempt to secure the basic interests and needs of one individual animal, a community of animals, or a species of animals? Is the result a stew of legal incomprehensibility? Or an ingenious and effective argument? Or something in between? In this talk, moderated by LEAP Student Fellow Eui Young Kim, Harvard Law School’s Kristen Stilt and Macarena Montes Franceschini will sort out these questions and offer their views, using examples from Ecuador, Panama, Brazil, Argentina, Turkey, and others.

This event is co-sponsored with the Yale Animal Ethics Study Group, the Yale Animal Law Society, Yale Environmental Humanities, the Yale Environmental Law Association.


Kristen Stilt & Macarena Montes Franceschini