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Fri 9 Oct 2015, 7:00pm

Where: The Irish Club of Western Australia, 61 Townshend Road, Subiaco, Subiaco

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Online conc.: $25.00
  • Online: $35.00
  • At the door: $40.00
  • Table for 8: $280.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Maria Karadzhova

What if nature had the same legal “personhood” rights that corporations enjoy?

Long recognized in countries such as the USA and Australia, these laws conveniently allow corporations many of the same rights as “natural people” .... but they can’t be put in jail, can’t die and don’t need air or water to survive. Perfect!

But now, the Australian Government has passed a new law, recognizing that Nature is also a legal person. Suddenly

- The environment can sue
- The forests are claiming a “right to life”
- Soya beans are claiming that genetic modification violates their right to freedom from torture
- The sharks are demanding the right to a fair trial
- Even rabbits are demanding freedom of movement!

Share this hilarious Hypothetical explanation about exactly what might happen if nature had human rights.

Inspired by Geoffrey Robertson, Strictly Hypothetical uses fictional scenarios to explore real world issues.

The 2015 Hypothetical Eco-series supports WA’s Environmental Defender’s Office:
“Legal Aid for the Environment”.

This event is part of a series of three hilarious, thought provoking nights out,
as we explore three compelling scenarios, while raising urgently needed funds.