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Tag: Uttarakhand High Court

  • Indian Court Recognizes Rivers as Legal Entities

    —Vrinda Narain, Associate Professor and Associate Dean Academic, Faculty of Law, McGill University On March 20, 2017, the Uttarakhand High Court in Nainital, India, ruled that the rivers Ganges and Yamuna are legal entities.[1] This remarkable decision came just five days after the New Zealand Parliament passed a Bill recognizing the Whanganui River as a legal entity.[2]