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Greta Thunberg (photo by Frankie Fouganthin courtesy Wikimedia Commons) By Thomas Catenacci
Daily Caller News Foundation
A United Nations children’s rights panel declined on Monday to rule on a case filed by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who argued that nations harm young people through inaction on global warming.
While governments may be responsible for their policies’ effect on climate change , the UN is unable to issue decisions on such cases, the international body’s Child Rights Committee (CRC) ruled . Plaintiffs may only bring their case before the CRC after they have first exhausted all legal remedies in their own nations.
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“Emitting States are responsible for the negative impact of the emissions originating in their territory on the rights of children – even those children who may be located abroad,” CRC member Ann Skelton said in a statement. “The collective nature of the causes of climate change must not absolve a State from its individual responsibility.”
“It is a matter of sufficiently proving that there is a causal link between the harm and the States’ acts or omissions,” she continued.
In 2019, Thunberg and other young climate activists filed a petition with the CRC against Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany and Turkey. The children argued that the countries were “historic emitters” that hadn’t sufficiently acted to “protect and (fulfill) children’s rights to life, health, and culture.”
But the CRC said it doesn’t exist to “replace all the courts of the world” and therefore had no jurisdiction over the wide-ranging case.
The CRC also penned a letter to the activists, acknowledging that their case had been successful in some ways because it brought awareness to the issue. In the letter, the Committee commended the “courage and determination” of Thunberg and the others.“We write to acknowledge the importance of your actions in bringing this historic case to the Committee on the Rights of the Child,” the CRC wrote. “Although you acted on your own behalf, we are aware that many children around the world are experiencing the same effects and concerns that […]
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