From Ecuador to New Zealand, from the Kimberley to the Mornington Peninsula, more people are advocating for nature to be recognised as a living entity and to have a stronger legal voice. Join this workshop to learn about the key concepts around the Rights of Nature and Earth Laws.

This workshop aims to provide a clear introduction to one of the fastest-growing legal movements in the world. Join the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA) for a fascinating and enjoyable introduction to Earth-centred law and governance.


Dr. Michelle Maloney, (BA/LLB(Hons), PhD) is the Co-Founder and National Convenor of the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA). Michelle is recognised as one of the world’s leading experts on Earth jurisprudence, Earth laws, Rights of Nature, and legal personhood for nature. Michelle co-founded the Australian Earth Laws Alliance in 2011 and has been working for more than a decade to advocate for Earth-centred governance and systems change, with a focus on law, economics, education, ethics, and culture change. Prior to creating AELA, Michelle worked for 20 years on environmental law, sustainability, and Indigenous/First Peoples’ initiatives in Australia, and around the world. Michelle is a gifted communicator and can share information about complex legal issues in a way that everyone can understand and enjoy.

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Wed 1 / Feb 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM





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