Yessie Mosby | Humanity
An activist for one of the indigenous peoples of the Torres Strait, which separates Australia from Papua New Guinea, Yessie Mosby has just won a legal victory with fourteen of his comrades. Seized in 2019, the UN Human Rights Committee has just ruled in favor of these inhabitants of the islands of Boigu, Poruma, Warraber and Masig. He said Australia had violated their rights by failing to protect them from climate change. Their habitat is gradually being destroyed by the rising waters caused by global warming. The erosion of the islands « affects us mentally, physically and spiritually », he explains. The plaintiffs blame Australia for not building high enough dykes and failing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.