Essays in Legal Philosophy
Edited By Tomasz Pietrzykowski and Brunello Stancioli
Constructing Legal Personality of Collective Entities – The Case of “Peasants”)
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Constructing Legal Personality of Collective Entities – The Case of “Peasants”
When Christopher Stone in 1972 made a revolutionary case in favor of legal rights for natural objects, such as trees, he noticed that “[t]hroughout legal history, each successive extension of rights to some new entity has been […] a bit unthinkable.” This is so, because “[w]e are inclined to suppose the rightlessness of rightless ‘things’ to be a decree of Nature, not a legal convention acting in support of sonic status quo.” (Stone 2010 p. 2).
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