TIR excited about the opening of the Cambridge Centre for Animal Rights Law
The Centre for Animal Rights Law was inaugurated in Cambridge with an opening conference on "Animal Rights Law: Present and Future". Leading animal rights experts from around the world discussed new approaches to the question of how and to what extent animals should be granted rights in the future. The Stiftung für das Tier im Recht (TIR) was also represented at the event.
May 6, 2019
The Cambridge Centre for Animal Rights Law is UK's first academic institution dedicated to the systematic research and teaching of as well as policy work surrounding fundamental rights of non-human animals. The aim of the institute, which was founded and is run by Director Dr. Sean Butler and Executive Director Raffael Fasel, is to research, develop, and publish on key issues in the field of animal rights on an international level over the coming years. In order to raise legal awareness for the importance of animal rights, the institute will be offering specific courses on animal rights law for students as well as lectures for individuals that are not necessarily familiar with law and are coming from other subject areas. Also, the institute is planning on organizing further conferences and workshops for lawyers and others interested in the topic.
TIR would like to congratulate the Cambridge Centre for Animal Rights Law on this very successful launch and wishes them the very best for the future. We support their efforts towards becoming an academic center of European and global importance. We are convinced that the institute will attract influential lawyers and legal philosophers in the role of lecturers, researchers, and visiting scholars, and that it will promote the research of animal rights in courses, conferences, and renowned journals, and attract the attention of politicians and legislators in the UK, Europe, and around the world.
- Cambridge Center for Animal Rights Law Website
- "Animal Rights Law: Present and Future" conference program
- Summary of the individual talks