Jessica Simor KC to represent Klimaseniorinnen Schweiz in the Grand Chamber in Strasbourg


Strasbourg, France - September 18, 2009: European Court of Human Rights building in Strasbourg, France. ECHR is a international court established by the European Convention on Human Rights.

Jessica Simor KC has been instructed by the Association of Swiss Climate Senior Women to represent more than 2000 retired Swiss women, in their challenge to Switzerland’s failure to take sufficient action to protect their lives and health from climate change.  This is one of the first environmental rights cases to be selected by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights. A hearing is expected at the end of March 2023

Jessica is acting for Friends of the Earth in its challenge to the Government’s decision to provide $1.15 bn of finance to Total Energies for its development of a vast LNG facility off Mozambique, in which Thornton J. upheld the challenge but Stuart-Smith LJ dismissed it [Divisional Court Judgment]. The case is being heard in the Court of Appeal in the first week of December.  She represented Client Earth in its successful challenge to the UK’s Net Zero Strategy: [High Court Judgment], in which the Judge required the UK Government to produce a new Net Zero Strategy to explain how the UK would meet Carbon Budgets. The Government has decided not to appeal.