The four plaintiffs are granted legal aid
After four inhabitants of the sinking Indonesian island of Pari filed a lawsuit against the Swiss cement company Holcim in January 2023, there is first news from the court. In October, the Zug Cantonal Court approved the request of Asmania, Arif, Bobby and Edi for legal aid. For the four plaintiffs, this is an important interim step in the continuation of the proceedings against the Zug-based Holcim AG. The case represents the first time a Swiss court addresses the question of whether a corporation can be held liable under civil law for its contribution to climate change.