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Earthjustice spoke on behalf of indigenous Wangan and Jagalingou from north-eastern Australia who faced destruction of their people and culture by the development of one of the largest coalmines in the world on their ancestral homeland, although they had consistently opposed the project.
Noni Austin, Attorney, International Program: "This is a violation of the Wangan and Jagalingou's internationally-protected fundamental human rights, and the actions of the Australian and Queensland governments and Adani Mining are responsible."
Sarah Burt, Attorney, International Program: “For the plaintiffs, for the local communities in Okinawa, the fight goes on. They’ve been organizing and campaigning and trying to make their voices heard to protest against the increasing militarization of their communities for a long time now. This lawsuit is just one tool. The law is a powerful tool, but they will continue organizing and fighting for their way of life.”