This article defends the proposition that after the Urgenda-ruling of the Netherlands Supreme Court of 20 December 2019, it is no longer possible to protect the rule of law without regard to the endangering climatic conditions that currently affect human and non-human life on this planet. It is argued that the groundbreaking Urgenda-ruling has taken us back to Montesquieu - as one of the first climate-oriented legal scholars - , rather than removing us from his thought, as some critics of the Urgenda-ruling claim.
|Translated title of the contribution||The rule of law in the Anthropocene.: On Montesquieu's double legacy|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Oct 2020|
- climate change
- rule of law