Belgium’s climate failures violate human rights, court rules

Belgium’s climate failures violate human rights, court rules

Judges say state’s failure to meet climate targets breaches civil law and human rights convention

Belgium’s failure to meet climate targets is a violation of human rights, a Brussels court has ruled, in the latest legal victory against public authorities that have broken promises to tackle the climate emergency.

The Brussels court of first instance declared the Belgian state had committed an offence under Belgian’s civil law and breached the European convention on human rights.

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