Greta Thunberg and fifteen children decided to go beyond speeches and calls to protest. This Monday, September 23, they filed a complaint against five countries, including France, accusing their leaders of flouting the rights of children.

How dare you? You stole my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. “. This Monday, September 23, the voice of Greta Thunberg resounded, more resolute than ever, in front of the world leaders gathered at the summit at the UN. “However, I am one of the lucky ones. People suffer, they die. Whole ecosystems are collapsing, we are at the beginning of mass extinction, and all you are talking about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growthHow dare you! (…) You have let us down. But young people are starting to understand your betrayal, she continued. If you decide to drop us, I tell you: we will never forgive you. We won’t let you get away with it. “ Before concluding: ” The world wakes up, and change is coming, whether you like it or not. “

Complaint against France, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, and Turkey

The speech was highly applauded by the assembled leaders, but a few hours later several heads of state understood that the young woman’s words will not remain in the air. Accompanied by fifteen children aged 8 to 17 years old from 12 countries, she announced that she would be bringing unprecedented legal action against five countries: France, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, and Turkey. This complaint aims to denounce the inaction of leaders in the face of climate change as an attack on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. One of his stooges, the American Alexandria Villasenor, also affirms: “  Each of us has seen our rights violated and denied. Our futures are being destroyed.

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To file this complaint, the sixteen young people received help from the international law firm Hausfeld and the blessing of Unicef.

France, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, and Turkey are among the most influential members of the club of wealthy G20 countries. They are also among those who have ratified the “optional protocol” which allows the filing of this appeal: since 2014, it authorizes children to lodge a complaint with the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child if they consider that their rights have been violated.

The biggest polluters on the planet (the United States, China, and India) have not signed this protocol.

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Complaint against France, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, and Turkey

The speech was highly applauded by the assembled leaders, but a few hours later several heads of state understood that the young woman’s words will not remain in the air. Accompanied by fifteen children aged 8 to 17 years old from 12 countries, she announced that she would be bringing unprecedented legal action against five countries: France, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, and Turkey. This complaint aims to denounce the inaction of leaders in the face of climate change as an attack on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. One of his stooges, the American Alexandria Villasenor, also affirms: “  Each of us has seen our rights violated and denied. Our futures are being destroyed.

To file this complaint, the sixteen young people received help from the international law firm Hausfeld and the blessing of Unicef.

France, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, and Turkey are among the most influential members of the club of wealthy G20 countries. They are also among those who have ratified the “optional protocol” which allows the filing of this appeal: since 2014, it authorizes children to lodge a complaint with the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child if they consider that their rights have been violated.

The biggest polluters on the planet (the United States, China, and India) have not signed this protocol.

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