In the first ocean protection case, a group of small island nations, including the Bahamas, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Antigua and Barbuda, are seeking legal rulings to help protect them from the damage caused by climate change.
The case is officially being brought by the Commission of Small Island States on Climate Change and International Law (Cosis) and will take place over two days, starting on September 11, at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Itlos) in Hamburg, Germany.
Representing Cosis, Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda and Prime Minister Kausea Natano of Tuvalu provided the evidence to the court, with Natano stating:
“We come here seeking urgent help, in the strong belief that international law is an essential mechanism for correcting the manifest injustice that our people are suffering as a result of climate change.”
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