Respecting the Rights of Mother Earth
Recently we have been confronted with various large-scale problems. There is a financial crisis, which started in 2008 but is not over yet; there is the situation in the Middle Eastern countries like Syria that is getting more complicated by the day; there is the rise in tension around the borders of Russia; there is the ongoing stream of refugees entering Europe from Africa and the Middle East, and so on. Although the recent Volkswagen emissions scandal seems a rather small issue compared to these threatening problems, indirectly it points towards the largest problem facing us today: the environmental problem which is not limited to a certain region or country but is confronting us all on a planetary scale. Can law help us to deal with this in a structural way? Lees het blog van Wim Bonis op Leiden Law Blog.