Swiss court rules in favour of human rights on climate

Europe’s top human rights court has ruled the Swiss government had violated the human rights of its citizens by failing to do enough to combat climate change. The landmark case was brought by 2000 Swiss women and the decision will set a precedent for future climate lawsuits around the world, including (hopefully) Australia!

Meanwhile, in Australia, Torres Strait Islanders won their latest UN case  about their human rights in the face of rising sea levels. However, here in Australia their legal action with the Australian Government is ongoing. We'll have a new issue briefing on this soon.



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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia, whose sovereignty was never ceded. We acknowledge that Indigenous peoples around the world are at the forefront of climate change, both in experiencing its effects and leading solutions for change. We pay our sincerest respects to all Elders, past and present.