De rechtsstaat in het antropoceen: Over de dubbele erfenis van Montesquieu

Translated title of the contribution: The rule of law in the Anthropocene.: On Montesquieu's double legacy

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Abstract

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 contributionThe rule of law in the Anthropocene.: On Montesquieu's double legacy
Original languageDutch
Article numberAA20200928
Pages (from-to)928-932
Number of pages5
JournalArs aequi
Volume69
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2020

Keywords

  • climate change
  • rule of law
  • Montesquieu
  • colonialism
  • antropoceen
  • Urgenda

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