Uricchio v. Italy and 32 other States
Jurisdiction: European Court of Human Rights
Side A: Uricchio (Individual)
Side B: Italy and 32 other States (Government)
Core objectives: Youth filed human rights complaint against 33 governments.
SummaryOn March 3, 2021, Italian youth filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights against 33 countries. The applicant is an 18-year-old woman living in a small town in southern Italy (Matera) which is prone to floods. She claims to suffer from allergies (skin rush) and psychological distress due to global warming (states of anxiety caused by the inability to go out during the day and, more generally, by concerns about the future and the possibility of continuing to live there due to global warming), which is to be manifested in extraordinarily high temperatures in summer and severe flooding. She lives in a flood zone (Matera).
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