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Human rights violated by Swiss inaction on climate, ECHR rules in landmark case

Weak government climate policies violate fundamental human rights, the European court of human rights has ruled. In a landmark decision on one of three major climate cases, the first such rulings by an international court, the ECHR raised judicial pressure on governments to stop filling the atmosphere with gases that make extreme weather more violent. The court’s top bench ruled that Switzerland had violated the rights of a group of older Swiss women to family life, but threw out a French mayor’s case against France and that of a group of young Portuguese people against 32 European countries. “It feels like a mixed result because two of the cases were inadmissible,” said Corina Heri, a law researcher at the University of Zürich. “But actually it’s a huge success.”



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  • winnie nguru

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    They can do better than this!

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    • George Kariuki

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      Switzerland being held accountable for inaction sets a powerful precedent. This ruling puts pressure on all governments to step up and protect our planet!

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      • Rashid Kamau

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        Protection of the environment is a necessary enabling condition for the effective enjoyment of human rights.

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        • We Don't Have Time

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          • walter lungayi

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            So sad!! Addressing climate change is increasingly intertwined with human rights, emphasizing the urgency for proactive measures to mitigate its effects and safeguard the well-being of all individuals.

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            • Sarah Chabane

              5 w

              Yes, Switzerland needs to do better!

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              • Munene Mugambi

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                It's disappointing to see Switzerland's government fail to take adequate action on climate change, resulting in a violation of fundamental human rights, as ruled by the European Court of Human Rights. You would think they would take the climate change issue seriously but here we are

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                • Princess

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                  Switzerland's inaction on climate is not just an environmental issue but also a violation of fundamental human rights.

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                  • Munene Mugambi

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                    @princess_nel_268 Indeed, Switzerland's lack of action on climate change is deeply concerning, as it not only poses environmental risks but also infringes upon the rights of the people. Very concerning and it has to be rectified

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                  • Elizabeth Gathigia

                    5 w

                    Swiss government must act now and be committed to combat greenhouse gas emissions

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                    • Munene Mugambi

                      5 w

                      @elizbeth_gathigia We expect the Swiss government's urgent action as this is crucial in combating greenhouse gas emissions and fulfilling its commitment to addressing climate change effectively.

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                    • Saustine Lusanzu

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                      This is not acceptable, the Swiss government must ensure human rights are protected

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