The Human Rights Commission and the Torre Strait Decision
Lecture by Yvonne Donders (Amsterdam) as part of the lecture series "Climate Change: Action and Law in the Global South and Beyond the West".
The lecture will give an overview of the UN Human Rights Committee and its work. The Torre Strait Decision is a landmark decision of the Committee in which it found that Australia's failure to adequately protect indigenous Torres Strait Islanders against adverse impacts of climate change was a breach of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
This talk forms part of the lecture series Climate Change: Action and Law in the Global South and Beyond the West organized by Prof. Dr. Rike Krämer-Hoppe (DIMAS/University of Regensburg) with Dr. Paul Vickers (DIMAS/Leibniz ScienceCampus).