Justice for Animals

This symposium brings together leading scholars and practitioners to debate a new theory of animal rights asserted by Martha Nussbaum in her book Justice For Animals: Our Collective Responsibility.

Nussbaum asserts that justice for animals should he measured by the extent to which our laws and institutions enable them to live a decently flourishing life, as defined by the characteristic life of their species. These articles wrestle with this theory of philosophy, and practical and legal implications.