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WORKSHOP 3: Steven M. Wise, JD: Nonhuman personhood

7:30 PM, Thursday 28 Jun 2018 (2 hours)

There are several potential legal paths for according sentient beings rights and protection under the law. The Nonhuman Rights Project is working to win legal rights for nonhuman animals in the US through a state-by-statelong-term litigation campaign via habeas corpus lawsuits demanding recognition of the legal personhood and fundamental right to bodily liberty of individual great apes, elephants, dolphins, and whales held in captivity across the US. In addition to the work in the US, legal working groups in England, Spain, France, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Portugal, Argentina, Israel, Turkey, India, and Australia are being set up collaboratively to develop nonhuman rights campaigns suited to the respective legal systems of each of these countries.
Wise, S. M. (2010). Legal personhood and the nonhuman rights project. Animal Law, 17 (1) 
Andrews, K., Crozier, G., Donaldson, S., Fenton, A., Johnson, L. S. M., Jones, R., ... & Rocha, J. (2018). The Philosophers' Brief on Chimpanzee Personhood
Steven M. Wise, JD (Speaker)
Founder and President Nonhuman Rights Project
Cara Parisien 
Law Student Université de Montréal
Mary Lee Jensvold 
senior Lecturer Central Washington University
Alain Roy 
Professeur de droit animalier Université de Montréal
Jonathan Birch 
London School of Economics
Nicolas Morello 
Co-fondateur Droit animalier Québec (DAQ)

Nonhuman Rights Project
Founder and President
Université de Montréal
Law Student
Other Participant
Central Washington University
senior Lecturer
Other Participant
Université de Montréal
Professeur de droit de l'enfant et de l'animal
Other Participant
Droit animalier Québec (DAQ)
Other Participant
London School of Economics
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