Seminar: Crimes Against Animality: International Animal Rights Law for the 21st Century, 17 October 2018

Dr Joe Wills (Leicester Law School) will ask if animals have fundamental rights? Should they be legally recognized and enforced? The seminar discusses a proposal advocating the international protection of non-human animal’s rights.

After the Second World War an array on international legal regimes emerged to protect the fundamental rights of human beings. By contrast, there are no comparable international legal regimes aimed at protecting the fundamental rights of non-human animals. This project explores the possibility of a future international animal rights legal regime loosely based on the extant human rights model. It considers the possible catalysts and pathways to such a regime as well as the barriers and challenges to its establishment and development.

Date and time: Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 3.00–5.00pm 
Location: Jan Grodecki Room, Law, Fielding Johnson Building 
Open to staff/students 
Contact Dr Rossana Deplano rd279@leicester.ac.uk

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