6 young people take nations to court over climate inaction

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On Wednesday, at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, six Portuguese people between the ages of 11 and 24 years old are presenting their case. They accuse the 32 members of the European Union of violating their human rights for what they say is a failure to adequately address climate change. It’s the first climate change case filed with the court in Strasbourg. Host Carolyn Beeler speaks with Gearóid Ó Cuinn, director of the Global Legal Action Network, to discuss what makes this latest lawsuit on behalf young people around climate change different.

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