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12 Podcast Episodes

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A Case for the Rights of the Moon with Alice Gorman, Mari Margil and Thomas Gooch

Uncommon Sense – Triple R FM

A panel of experts join Amy to discuss why the Moon has a "right to exist, persist and continue its vital cycles unaltered, unharmed and unpolluted by human beings." Hear from co-authors of the 'Declaration of the Rights of the Moon’; US-based nature rights advocate Mari Margil, space archaeologist Alice Gorman aka 'Dr Space Junk', and landscape architect Thomas Gooch. They talk about why we must protect the moon from human exploitation and interference, especially with plans currently underway to mine and extract resources on the Moon. Two additional co-authors were involved in the writing of the Declaration; Ceridwen Dovey and Dr Michelle Maloney. Broadcast on 23 March 2021.

51mins

28 Mar 2021

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A Case for the Rights of the Moon with Alice Gorman, Mari Margil and Thomas Gooch

Uncommon Sense

A panel of experts join Amy to discuss why the Moon has a "right to exist, persist and continue its vital cycles unaltered, unharmed and unpolluted by human beings." Hear from co-authors of the 'Declaration of the Rights of the Moon’; US-based nature rights advocate Mari Margil, space archaeologist Alice Gorman aka 'Dr Space Junk', and landscape architect Thomas Gooch. They talk about why we must protect the moon from human exploitation and interference, especially with plans currently underway to mine and extract resources on the Moon. Two additional co-authors were involved in the writing of the Declaration; Ceridwen Dovey and Dr Michelle Maloney.

51mins

23 Mar 2021

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22. Rights of Nature (Part Two): Giving Ecosystems a Voice in Court - Mari Margil

Alliance for a Viable Future

“Mari Margil serves as the Executive Director of Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights (www.centerforenvironmentalrights.org) and program manager for CDER’s International Center for the Rights of Nature. In 2008, she served as a consultant to Ecuador’s national Constituent Assembly, helping to draft the world’s first Rights of Nature constitutional provisions. Margil is widely viewed as one of the leading global voices for the recognition of legally enforceable rights of ecosystems and nature.” In this interview, she speaks to how the Rights of Nature movement is bringing together unlikely partners in business, government and civil society to collaboratively generate a new emerging standard for transforming our human systems.(Recorded July 2020)

48mins

3 Jul 2020

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#70 Mari Margil – Give nature legal rights

Klimatpodden

Mari Margil is director of the International Center for the Rights of Nature, a project of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, which is a public interest law firm that has assisted dozens of U.S. municipalities, as well as non-governmental organizations in different countries, to develop laws that recognize rights of nature.In this episode we talk about how you can give for example a river its own rights, why we are not achieving anything by working within the existing environmental legal framework, how natures rights have been implemented in some places, what the challenges are and how the authorities have reacted. We also discussed the role of civil disobedience within the Rights of Nature movement.If you want to support Klimapodden you can send any amount to the Swish-account 123 396 2974.

48mins

18 Feb 2020

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Earth Justice: Corporate Rights vs. The Rights of Nature - Thomas Linzey and Mari Margil | Bioneers 25th Anniversary Greatest Hits Series (2014)

Bioneers: Revolution From the Heart of Nature | Bioneers Radio Series

Why does “corporate personhood” consistently override the legal rights of citizens? And what about the rights of nature? Join innovative environmental attorneys Thomas Linzey and Mari Margil for breakthroughs on the ground of democracy.

29mins

20 Jan 2020

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Mari Margil: Giving Nature the Legal Rights it Deserves

Rootstock Radio

Mari Margil and her team at the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund are committed to defending the rights of our environment under the law. Already they have assisted the first places in the world to secure Rights of Nature in law, including in Ecuador, where these rights are now written into the country’s constitution. Recently, the organization was instrumental in advocating for the rights of Lake Erie to be protected against agricultural pollution, which has also been polluting the water of Toledo, Ohio, residents. In February, Ohio voters passed the “Lake Erie Bill of Rights” law, a first-of-its-kind measure that could set a positive precedent for other Rights of Nature laws. Listen in to hear more about how our environment can - and should - have a lawyer. 

28mins

3 Jun 2019

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Earth Justice: Corporate Rights vs. The Rights of Nature - Thomas Linzey and Mari Margil | Bioneers 25th Anniversary Greatest Hits Series (2014)

Bioneers: Revolution From the Heart of Nature | Bioneers Radio Series

Why does “corporate personhood” consistently override the legal rights of citizens? And what about the rights of nature? Join innovative environmental attorneys Thomas Linzey and Mari Margil for breakthroughs on the ground of democracy.

29mins

24 Sep 2018

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Defending the Rights of Nature (Mari Margil)

RightsUp: The Oxford Human Rights Hub Podcast

[Original release: 10 April 2018] There is an unmistakable growing awareness of the ways in which our human lives and the environment are intertwined and interdependent. Unprecedented environmental degradation, resource depletion, and the looming reality of climate change have all drawn anxious attention to the human impact on the environment. Law is critically important here. Countries like Spain, France, Portugal, and Finland have already recognized a human right to a healthy environment. But some environmental advocates are arguing that this isn’t enough. We need to recognize the inherent rights of nature itself. In this episode, we discuss the limitations of human rights in confronting environmental harms and how we could realise the rights of nature.Produced by: Dr Kira Allmann (University of Oxford)Interview(s) with: Mari Margil (Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund)Music by: Rosemary Allmann

29mins

24 Sep 2018

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RightsUp - When Human Rights Are Not Enough: Defending the Rights of Nature (with Mari Margil)

RightsUp

There is an unmistakable growing awareness of the ways in which our human lives and the environment are intertwined and interdependent. Unprecedented environmental degradation, resource depletion, and the looming reality of climate change have all drawn anxious attention to the human impact on the environment. Law is critically important here. Countries like Spain, France, Portugal, and Finland have already recognized a human right to a healthy environment. But some environmental advocates are arguing that this isn’t enough. We need to recognize the inherent rights of nature itself. In this episode, we discuss the limitations of human rights in confronting environmental harms and how we could realise the rights of nature.Produced by: Dr Kira Allmann (University of Oxford)Interview(s) with: Mari Margil (Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund)Music by: Rosemary AllmannIf you like this podcast, please consider making a donation to the Oxford Human Rights Hub to support the work we do to make human rights information more accessible: https://www.alumniweb.ox.ac.uk/law/donations/make-a-donation

29mins

10 Apr 2018

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Earth Justice: Corporate Rights vs. The Rights of Nature - Thomas Linzey and Mari Margil | Bioneers 25th Anniversary Greatest Hits Series (2014)

Bioneers: Revolution From the Heart of Nature | Bioneers Radio Series

Why does “corporate personhood” consistently override the legal rights of citizens? And what about the rights of nature? Join innovative environmental attorneys Thomas Linzey and Mari Margil for breakthroughs on the ground of democracy.

29mins

9 Nov 2015

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