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Nonhuman Rights Project

November 11 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 am

“Nonhuman Rights Project: Struggle to Gain Legal Rights for Nonhuman Animals”
Careers in Peacebuilding Talk Story Series
“Nonhuman Rights Project: Struggle to Gain Legal Rights for Nonhuman Animals” with Steve Wise
Learn about exploring the journey into the profession.
The Session
Join us to learn about the enormous work that Steve Wise and the Nonhuman Rights Project have been advancing to gain legal rights for nonhuman animals for years.
Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP)
The Nonhuman Rights Project is the only civil rights organization in the United States dedicated solely to securing rights for nonhuman animals. Our groundbreaking work challenges an archaic, unjust legal status quo that views and treats all nonhuman animals as “things” with no rights. As with human rights, nonhuman rights are based on fundamental values and principles of justice such as liberty, autonomy, equality, and fairness. All of human history shows that the only way to truly protect human beings’ fundamental interests is to recognize their rights. It’s no different for nonhuman animals. Learn and support the organization at https://www.nonhumanrights.org .
About Steve Wise
Steven M. Wise is the founder and president of the NhRP, representing nonhuman animals in the courtroom and serving as lead spokesperson for the organization’s work. He has practiced animal protection law for 30 years throughout the US. Steve is the author of five books, 22 law review articles, and nine book chapters, gave a TED Talk on the work of the Nonhuman Rights Project in 2015, and was the subject of the HBO/BBC/Pennebaker and Hegedus film, “Unlocking the Cage,” which was nominated for an “Emmy” in the category of “Best Social Issue Documentary” in 2018. He has taught ”Animal Rights Jurisprudence” at nine law schools including Harvard, Stanford, and Tel Aviv University.
-Matsunaga Institute for Peace
-Nonhuman Rights Project


November 11
12:00 am - 1:00 am
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