Professor Anne Levesque assists youth-led class action lawsuit linked to government inaction on climate crisis

Posted on Friday, March 12, 2021

Professor Anne Levesque represented Amnesty International (AI) as an intervener before the Quebec Court of Appeal on February 23, 2021, as a Montreal-based non-profit, Environnement Jeunesse, sought to proceed with its class action lawsuit against the Canadian government for failing to act on the climate crisis.

As an intervener, AI urged the Court to consider Canada’s international human rights law obligations towards children and youth, specifically its obligations to provide effective remedies for human rights violations caused by failing to meet greenhouse gas emission targets that are sufficient to effectively combat the climate crisis.

Joining Professor Levesque in representing of Amnesty International were Giacomo Zucchi and Audrey Mayrand of Power Law.

Click here to read more about the lawsuit and appeal.

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