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Swiss climate policy shortcomings violated human rights, top court rules

Strasbourg, France Reuters Europe’s top human rights court ruled on Tuesday that the Swiss government had violated the human rights of its citizens by failing to do enough to combat climate change. The European Court of Human Rights’ (ECHR) decision on the case brought by more than 2,000 elderly Swiss women set a precedent that […]

Swiss seniors sue government over climate change at European court

Switzerland climate change protest

Tbilisi, GeorgiaThomson Reuters Foundation A group of retired Swiss women said on Tuesday they were suing their government at Europe’s top rights court for failing to protect them from worsening heatwaves, in the latest such climate change lawsuit to be filed around the world. Senior Women for Climate Protection wants ramped up efforts to curb […]