A River Was Just Granted the Same Legal Rights as a Human Being

the world is becoming more weird every day . . .

New Zealand’s third largest river has just been granted the same legal rights as a human being.

“The approach of granting legal personality to a river is unique […][It] will have its own legal identity with all the corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a legal person,”




The guardian wrote:

New Zealand river granted same legal rights as human being

After 140 years of negotiation, Māori tribe wins recognition for Whanganui river, meaning it must be treated as a living entity



The Economist wrote:

New Zealand declares a river a person




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