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U.N. Says It Can’t Rule on Climate Complaint by Greta Thunberg

A United Nations committee said it couldn’t rule on a complaint filed by a group of young climate activists, including Greta Thunberg, which alleged five nations were violating their children’s rights by failing to adequately fight climate change.

In 2019, Ms. Thunberg and 14 other children sent a complaint to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child stating that five nations-France, Brazil, Argentina, Germany and Turkey-weren’t doing enough to combat climate change and not upholding their obligations under international human rights law.

In a statement, the law firms representing the activists, Hausfeld and Earthjustice, called the U.N. Committee’s decision not to hear the case “Stunning” and said that there was “Simply no time to file a climate change case in every state in the world.” Ms. Thunberg, now 18 years old, hasn’t publicly commented.

The U.N. Committee, which is made up of 18 independent experts that monitor implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, concluded it couldn’t rule on the issue before the states themselves.

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