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International Environmental Law, Policy, and Ethics$
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Alexander Gillespie

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780198713456

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713456.001.0001

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Animals and Other Living Entities

Animals and Other Living Entities

(p.111) IX Animals and Other Living Entities
International Environmental Law, Policy, and Ethics

Alexander Gillespie

Oxford University Press

This chapter considers non-anthropocentric approaches to environmental protection and relates these to international environmental law today. The core of this idea is that the moral considerations of animals should be given due weight. The chapter looks at recent developments to form new ethical bases of international environmental law and policy. The idea that all species have a moral—intrinsic—value independent of humanity is becoming increasingly recognized in multiple regimes.

Keywords:   non-anthropocentric approaches, international environmental law, ethical base, moral value, humanity, animals

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