In September, for the first time a UN human rights body condemned a state for its inaction in the face of the climate emergency. The case centers on the Torres Strait Islands, where rising tides are encroaching on sites of cultural significance to the Kaurareg people. Our guest is a member of the UN Human Rights Committee, the body that made this historic decision. From Geneva, she explains the reasons for and repercussions of the ruling.
(1) The decision
(2) Litigating the Climate Emergency
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: December 1, 2022