The Torres Strait 8
The Torres Strait Islands are low-lying islands exposed to sea level rise impacts - they are among the most vulnerable regions to climate change in Australia. Increasing storms, heatwaves and erosion are threatening the Islanders way of life. A group of eight Torres Strait Islanders have taken a formal complaint against Australia to the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations to protect their Indigenous heritage. The case is the first of its kind in the world.