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,”

 

https://futurism.com/a-river-was-just-granted-the-same-legal-rights-as-a-human-being/

 

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

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/16/new-zealand-river-granted-same-legal-rights-as-human-being

 

The Economist wrote:

New Zealand declares a river a person

http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21719409-odd-legal-status-intended-help-prevent-pollution-and-other-abuses-new-zealand-declares?fsrc=gnews

 

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