The Search for Legal Remedies
Edited by Randall S. Abate and Elizabeth Ann Kronk
Chapter 15: Complexities of addressing the impacts of climate change on indigenous peoples through international law petitions: a case study of the Inuit petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
The rapid pace of climate change in the Arctic poses serious challenges for the Inuit peoples living there. A petition filed with the Inter- American Commission on Human Rights in December 2005 – during then-President George W. Bush’s administration – on behalf of Inuit in the United States and Canada claimed that US climate change policy violated their rights. Upon filing the petition, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, then-Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference, made a statement at the 2005 Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
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