How a crowdfunded children’s lawsuit could shake the climate change fight

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A Dublin-based group of human rights lawyers is mounting a lawsuit aimed at reframing climate change as a human rights issue. By suing Europe on behalf of children, lawyers are testing environmental law and using a lawsuit to support mobilisation and awareness building strategies. A lawsuit in the European Court for Human Rights could change the climate debate. Reframing global warming as a human rights issue is a potentially powerful tactic. Lawsuits can work as the subject of social media campaigns when using powerful storytelling, strong video and other fundamentals. Global Legal Action Network (GLAN), a Dublin-based human rights...

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