Appendix 2
Law of the Rights of Mother Earth
Law 071
December 21, 2010
EVO MORALES AYMA
Constitutional President of the Plurinational State
Whereas, the Plurinational Legislative Assembly has enacted the following Law:
The Plurinational Legislative Assembly,
Resolves:
Law of the Rights of Mother Earth
Chapter I
Purpose and Principles
article 1. (Scope)
This Act is intended to recognize the rights of Mother Earth and the obligations
and duties of the Plurinational State and society to ensure respect for these rights.
article 2. (principleS)
The binding principles that govern this law are:
1. Harmony: Human activities in the context of plurality and diversity must
achieve a dynamic balance with the cycles and processes inherent to the
Mother Earth.
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