The rights of the Environment
A new way of looking at environmental law is being developed. In the new thinking we all share responsibility for our environment and we all have the right to take legal action against environmental pollutants.
Living Entity Gangotri Himalaya Uttarakhand High Court Order (PDF) →
You will see the verdict of a process in which certain parts of nature, such as the Himalayas’s glaciers, rivers, etc. are recognized as a legal person, as an entity with the same rights. Earlier this right was granted to the Holy River Ganges.
The rights of these legal entities are equal to the rights of people and the damage inflicted on these entities is considered as damage caused to people.