Australia Faces Climate Change Human Rights Case

In a first such case to be lodged with the UN, indigenous people from the low-lying Torres Strait Islands off Australia’s northeast coast will file a landmark complaint accusing the Australian government of violating their human rights by failing to tackle climate change. In their complaint, the islanders ask the UN to find that international human rights law requires Australia to reduce its emissions to at least 65 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.

By Aljazeera News. May 13, 2019.

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