Jessica den Outer has a Master degree in international environmental law and works as an independent consultant, writer and speaker on ecocentric law (the rights of nature and ecocide). She started her journey researching the rights of nature for her Master thesis in 2017. In 2019 she was recognized as one of the youngest rights of nature experts within the United Nations Harmony with Nature network. In 2020, she obtained a place in the ‘Duurzame Jonge 100’ (the top 100 most sustainable young pioneers in the Netherlands). She is currently focusing on the implementation of the rights of nature in the Netherlands. She is one of the initiators of project ‘Maas in de Wet’, which pleads for legal rights for the river Meuse.