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Billy et al v Australia (3624/2019) Views of 21 July 2022

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3624/2019 concerning the effects of climate change on Torres Strait Islander communities

The authors alleged that Australia had violated articles 2, 6, 17, 24 and 27 of the ICCPR by failing to take adequate action to reduce emissions or pursue proper climate change adaptation measures on the Torres Strait Islands. The Committee issued adverse views in respect of articles 17 and 27.