Climate change and human rights: a next big step for the Human Rights Committee?

In May 2019, eight Torres Strait Islanders filed a communication alleging that the inaction of the Australian government over climate change is resulting in violations of their rights under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Now, news reached that Australia has asked the Human Rights Committee (HRC) to declare the communication inadmissible. … Continue reading Climate change and human rights: a next big step for the Human Rights Committee?