Nature and Constitution. Pacha Mama and Ecuadorian Constitutional Judge

Author/s Franck Laffaille
Publishing Year 2020 Issue 2020/3 Language French
Pages 28 P. 39-66 File size 222 KB
DOI 10.3280/DC2020-003003
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The Ecuadorian Constitution has granted constitutional rights to Pacha Mama, Nature. These constitutional rights have their spiritual basis in native cosmovision and « buen vivir ». Nature is no longer an object ; it’s a legal subject which (who) deserves legal protection. In two significant sentences (n°166-15-SEP, n°218-15-SEP), Ecuadorian Constitutional Court has protected Pacha Mama from predatory human activities. It seems to be an obvious will to decrease the liberal-individualistic conception of Right and Rights.

Keywords: Pacha Mama; buen vivir; Constitution verte; droits constitutionnels; justice constitutionnelle

Franck Laffaille, Nature et Constitution. La Pacha Mama et le juge constitutionnel équatorien in "DIRITTO COSTITUZIONALE" 3/2020, pp 39-66, DOI: 10.3280/DC2020-003003