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7 judgments found.


Bangladesh National Women Lawyers Association (BNWLA) v. Government of Bangladesh, et al.

Country: Bangladesh
Year: 2009
Court: High Court
Citation: Bangl. Nat'l Women Lawyers Ass'n. v. Government of Bangl. & Ors., WP 5916 of 2008 (2008) (Bangl.).
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Mental health, Occupational health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

The Bangladesh National Women Lawyers Association (BNWLA) filed a writ petition against the Government, seeking urgent steps to be taken to prevent sexual harassment against women at the place of work or study. On the date the petition was filed, there existed no legislative provisions protecting women from abusive behavior by men in high-level positions …Read more

Tags: Child development, Children, Job safety, Minor, Sexual harassment
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Rabia Bhuiyan MP v. Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, et al.

Country: Bangladesh
Year: 2007
Court: Supreme Court - High Court Division
Citation: 59 DLR (AD) (2007)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Health systems and financing, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Appellant, a former Member of Parliament, filed a writ petition in the High Court of Bangladesh against the Government and other public authorities for their failure to comply with the Environment Conservation Act 1995 and the Environment Conservation Rules 1997. The petition alleged that there was widespread arsenic contamination in tube wells across the …Read more

Tags: Clean water, Contamination, Health regulation, Industrial waste, Noncommunicable diseases, Poisoning, Pollution, Potable water, Safe drinking water, Water pollution
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BLAST, et al. v. Government of Bangladesh and others

Country: Bangladesh
Year: 2005
Court: Supreme Court - High Court Division
Citation: 25 BLD (HDC) (2005) 83
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Diet and nutrition
Facts:

The Petitioner, Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST), a public interest NGO,  alleged that the Respondents (which included salt manufacturers and the Government) had violated the Iodine Deficiency Diseases Prevention Act, 1989 (the Act). The Act required edible salt to be iodised before sale, in order to combat iodine deficiency diseases such as goitre …Read more

Tags: Child development, Children, Diet, Food safety, Infant health, Malnutrition, Minor, Noncommunicable diseases, Pediatric health
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Dr Mohiuddin Farooque, et al. v. Bangladesh (Ministry of Communication)

Country: Bangladesh
Year: 2002
Court: Supreme Court - High Court Division
Citation: 22 BLD (HCD) 2002 345
Health Topics: Environmental health, Health systems and financing, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to life
Facts:

Petitioners filed a writ petition arguing that the environment of Dhaka City and the health of its inhabitants were under threat from the “emissions of hazardous smokes and noises in the air from faulty and unfit motor vehicles lacking road worthiness as required by law.” An investigation conducted by the petitioner and the Executive Committee …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Budget, Environmental degradation, Health regulation, Pollution
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Dr Mohiuddin Farooque, et al. v. Government of Bangladesh, et al.

Country: Bangladesh
Year: 2001
Court: Supreme Court - High Court Division
Citation: 22 BLD (HDC) (2002) 534
Health Topics: Environmental health, Health systems and financing, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Petitioner was the Secretary of Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) until his death. He was concerned about the increase in industrial pollution in the country and the Government’s lack of combative measures to tackle the issue. The Department of Environment, Pollution Control had carried out a survey identifying 903 industries that caused ecological imbalances …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Clean water, Cleanliness, Contamination, Environmental degradation, Industrial waste, Pollution, Waste, Waste management, Water pollution
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Prof. Nurul Islam, et al. v. Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, et al.

Country: Bangladesh
Year: 2000
Court: Supreme Court - High Court Division
Citation: 52 DLR (2000) 413
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Health systems and financing, Tobacco
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The above judgment combined two writ petitions that both dealt with the effect of tobacco advertisements on public health. The Petitioner in Writ Petition No. 1825 of 1999 was Prof. Nurul Islam, President of ADHUNIK (Aamra Dhumpan Nibaron Kori). Section 3 of the Tamakjato Shamogri Biponon Niontroner Jonno Pronito Ain, 1988 provided that all tobacco …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Asthma, Cancer, Children, Health regulation, Lung disease, Minor, Noncommunicable diseases, Passive smoking, Pediatric health, Pollution, Pulmonary diseases, Respiratory diseases, Second-hand smoke, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Dr. Mohiuddin Farooque v. Government of Bangladesh (Radioactive Milk Case)

Country: Bangladesh
Year: 1996
Court: Supreme Court - High Court Division
Citation: 48 BLD (HDC) (1996) 438
Health Topics: Diet and nutrition
Human Rights: Right to food, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Petitioner, Secretary of Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association, filed a writ petition in the High Court, which contended that the importation of adulterated, radioactive skimmed milk into Bangladesh violated the fundamental right to life. Danish Condensed Milk Bangladesh Ltd. had imported several consignments of skimmed milk into Bangladesh. The Radiation Testing Laboratory (RTL) of the …Read more

Tags: Diet, Food poisoning, Food safety
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