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Indian from Uttarakhand among 16 teens who sued governments for climate change
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India, Sept. 24 -- Ridhima Pandey from India is among sixteen teenagers who filed a legal complaint to the United Nations about climate change during the UN?Climate Action Summit on September 23.
Their petition outlines how their human rights are being violated by the failure of nations, particularly five nations--Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany and Turkey - to seriously address the climate crisis.
All the five countries have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Under the international treaty, countries have specific obligations to provide for the health and well-being of children. These obligations aren't being met as the climate crisis intensifies, according to their petition.
Six years ago, Ridhima Pandey, who b...
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