Youth v. Government of Mexico
Jurisdiction: District Court in Administrative Matters
Principle law(s): General Law on Climate Change
Side A: 15 anonymous youth (Individual)
Side B: Mexico (Government)
Core objectives: Youth sought climate action by federal government.
SummaryOn September 2, 2020, fifteen young people from the State of Baja, California filed a federal lawsuit against the Mexican Government. According to the plaintiffs, the lawsuit was filed and admitted in a District Court in Administrative Matters and asks that the Mexican government issue regulations and public policies derived from the General Law on Climate Change and the Mexican Constitution. The General Law on Climate Change was passed in 2012 but, according to the plaintiffs, there are no regulations or public policies to implement the statute.
Related laws and policies
General Law on Climate Change
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