Monthly Archives: January 2014

Law as if the planet were mission-critical

Mumta Ito is a lawyer specialising in law good for all species on the planet. Not just homo sapiens, and certainly not a subset of homo sapiens!

Our legal system has its roots in a time when most people had very few freedoms. A time when there were very few people. A time when nature was infinite, for all practical purposes.

This time has long past, meaning that a legal system that was fit for purpose now has gaps. Gaps, that is, if the purpose is protecting us from harm. Because now, to protect ourselves from harm, we need to (more…)