human rights

torres strait islanders worried about climate change are set to lodge a complaint with the un human rights committee against the australian government

Torres Strait Islanders take climate change complaint to the United Nations

A group of Torres Strait Islanders from low-lying islands off the northern coast of Australia will on Monday lodge a complaint with the United Nations human rights committee against the Australian government, alleging climate inaction.

mary robinson: ‘i believe that climate change denial is not just ignorant, it is malign, it is evil.’

Climate change denial is evil, says Mary Robinson

Robinson is chair of the Elders, an independent group of global leaders founded by Nelson Mandela that works for human rights. She will say in her speech: “I believe that climate change denial is not just ignorant, it is malign, it is evil, and it amounts to an attempt to deny human rights to some of the most vulnerable people on the planet.”

air pollution is devastating the lives of many millions across the country

UK is endangering people’s health by denying their right to clean air, says UN

World body urges Conservative government to ‘step up and show leadership’ on the air pollution crisis — The UK government is putting the health of millions of its citizens at risk by failing to tackle the country’s air pollution crisis, according the UN’s special rapporteur on human rights and the environment. David Boyd said people’s …

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killings

Record 207 environmental activists killed in 2017

The Global Witness reports that Brazil was the most dangerous country for land activists in 2017 with 57 killed, while the Philippines accounted for 48 — (PARIS, France) More than 200 environmental activists were murdered in 2017 as government-sponsored killings linked to lucrative projects by vast agriculture multinationals soared, a global rights watchdog warned on …

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