Nature Rights for everyone


The origin of Nature Rights International lies in the fact that people in many countries have no legal rights to claim habitable air, water, and soil.

The notion of nature rights, in its judicial and historical context, appeals to universal and absolute values, to a higher right. In principle government and legislation have the moral duty to create enough guarantees for natural rights. Thus, we speak of an “ius constituendum“, meaning a right as such, that has yet to be confirmed.

Nature Rights as the objective of the Nature Rights Foundation, shares this so far, that the foundation chooses these universal and nature rights for all people as a starting point to claim the right to habitable air, water, and land. Not only in moral values but described and implemented in laws and treaties.


Nature Rights are fundamental rights and are defined by the Nature Rights Foundation as the rights of human beings to habitable air, water, and land.
A key question is: how do we define ‘habitable’?
Because habitability refers to a constant factor, it can and should be measured.

As long as the idea is not measured it is elastic, and thus not susceptible to the administration of justice. Thus, no juridical relevant connection can be created between nature’s pollution
and people’s health or health problems. That is why Nature Rights International strives to standardize nature rights in a globally accepted judicial frame of indexes. Determination of such
indexes stimulates a coherent world-environmental policy with instruments of research, enforcement of policy, and application of sanctions where necessary.