Rights of River
Legal scoping by leading International Lawyer
How legal mechanisms might work as part of a Rights of River charter is a BIG question. National press around the potential Ouse charter has attracted leading figures in the movement and we are very lucky to have Monica Feria-Tinta now providing valuable pro bono support in consultation with the Environmental Foundation to make recommendations for an Ouse tailored charter. Monica is a barrister specialising in public international law with expertise in the rights of nature and the protection of biodiversity. She is also an experienced litigator in environmental law matters and has acted in several cases concerning the protection of rivers. She acted in the first Rights of Nature case before the Constitutional Court of Ecuador which was the first case law to fully develop rights of nature concepts. She is a member Expert of the UN Harmony with Nature expert pool and a member of the World Commission on Environmental Law IUCN.
Thank you so much to Monica Feria-Tinta for offering her time to come to Lewes to speak with Love our Ouse Directors Emma Montlake and Matthew Bird about her Rights of Nature work.