GNHRE, Christopher Stone, trees, philosophical engagements
When Professor Philippe Sands suggested over lunch at the formal public launch conference for the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment and the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment (GNHRE) in Bristol, in June 2010, that we should dedicate a special edition of the journal to Stone’s iconic 1972 article, ‘Should Trees Have Standing?’, the idea immediately struck an exciting chord. The contributions in this special edition more than amply fulfil the rich promise of that initial suggestion. Each of the contributors has generously provided a philosophically rich and thoughtful engagement with Stone’s iconic work, and he, in turn, has provided a typically intellectually engaged – and engaging – response.
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