Government in court over failure of “duty of care”

Grand_Hall_de_Justice_de_Palais_de_La_Paix_à_La_Haye_Pays-BasOn June 24th a Dutch court sided with environment campaigners, ruling that the state has a “duty of care” for its citizens which requires it to “mitigate as quickly and as much as possible” the risks of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, regardless of failures to each strong international commitments. What might the implications of such a ruling be for other areas of social-economic policy such as the issues of privacy and citizen rights in the digital economy?

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