The Australian wild law judgment project

Nicole Rogers, Michelle Maloney

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Abstract

The development of an earth or wild jurisprudence requires us to interrogate from an ecological perspective the sacred texts of law, its regulatory instruments and its judgments, and to acknowledge some of the missing voices and
perspectives: those belonging to other species and future generations and perhaps, even more holistically, the voice of Gaia herself. However in developing such a jurisprudence we need to do more than merely gesture towards the multiple silences and omissions. We need to provide constructive suggestions for a way forward. Wild law scholars strongly support the enactment of new legislation in which the rights of nature are enshrined. However regulatory reform will not, of itself, address judicial anthropocentrism. The Australian
Wild Law Judgment project, which draws its inspiration from various feminist judgment projects, poses a unique critical challenge to the dominant human-centred focus of the common law. In participating in this project, a group of academics and practitioners will open up Australian judicial decision-making to critical scrutiny from a wild law perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-175
Number of pages4
JournalAlternative Law Journal
Volume39
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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