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Human rights court: Swiss climate policies fell short
Case brought against Bern by 2,000 senior Swiss women
Mixed ruling as court throws out two other climate cases
STRASBOURG, France, April 9 (Reuters) – Europe’s top human rights court ruled on Tuesday that the Swiss government had violated the human rights of its citizens by failing to do enough to combat climate change, in a decision that will set a precedent for future climate lawsuits.
The European Court of Human Rights’s ruling, in favour of the more than 2,000 Swiss women who brought the case, is expected to resonate in court decisions across Europe and beyond, and to embolden more communities to bring climate cases against governments.

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