43 judgments found.

Case 0371-04-RA

Country: Ecuador
Year: 2006
Court: Constitutional Tribunal [Tribunal Constitucional]
Citation: Tribunal Constitucional, Caso No. 0371-04-RA, publicado en el Suplemento al Registro Oficial No. 274, 19 de mayo de 2006.
Health Topics: Environmental health, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

This case was originally brought before the First Chamber of the Contentious Administrative Tribunal by a group of organizations of the Amazon Basin in Ecuador who were challenging the fact that Colombia was fumigating with glyphosate (within their plan to eradicate coca) within a 10-km strip from the border of Colombia and Ecuador. The organizations …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Air safety, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Herbicide, Pesticide, Pollution, Water pollution, Water safety
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Henares, et al. v. Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, et al.

Country: Philippines
Year: 2006
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: G.R. No. 158290
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Infectious diseases
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment
Facts:

The Petitioners sought to require the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board and the Department of Transport and Communications to use compressed natural gas (CNG) in their public utility vehicles. They alleged that particulate matter emitted from vehicles had caused serious health problems and lowered the overall quality of life, and contended that this problem …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Contamination, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Pollution, Respiratory diseases, TB, Tuberculosis
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Peter Kinuthia Mwaniki, et al. v. Peter Njugana Gicheha, et al.

Country: Kenya
Year: 2006
Court: High Court at Nairobi
Citation: Civil Case 313 of 2000
Health Topics: Environmental health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

Plaintiffs sought a permanent injunction to prevent Defendants from continuing to construct a slaughterhouse situated next to their homes, claiming that such construction violated certain environmental statutory provisions and Plaintiffs’ basic right to a clean and healthy environment. The slaughterhouse was almost completely built but had not started operating at the time of the suit. …Read more

Tags: Contamination, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Industrial waste, Pollution, Sewage, Waste, Waste management
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Peter Waweru v. Republic of Kenya

Country: Kenya
Year: 2006
Court: High Court at Nairobi
Citation: Miscellaneous Civil Application 118 0f 2004; (2007) AHRLR 149 (KeHC 2006)
Health Topics: Environmental health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to a clean environment, Right to life, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

About one hundred residents of the Kiserian township were approved to construct residential-cum-commercial buildings by county officials, including health officials. A public health officer investigated reports of “indiscriminate discharge of offensive smelling waste matters within the trading centre flowing out of various premises into open channels along the road to the environment and to the …Read more

Tags: Clean water, Cleanliness, Contamination, Drinking water, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Industrial waste, Pollution, Precautionary principle, Safe drinking water, Sewage, Toxic waste, Waste, Waste management, Water pollution, Water safety
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Fadeyeva v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2005
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 55723/00, Eur. Ct. H.R. 376 (2005).
Health Topics: Environmental health, Mental health, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to housing, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant was a Russian national who lived in Cherepovets, a major steel-producing centre. The Severstal steel plant was built in Soviet times and owned originally by the Ministry of Black Metallurgy of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR). In her application against the Russian Federation under Article 34 of the Convention for the …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Air safety, Biohazard, Biosafety, Contamination, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Industrial waste, Pollution, Safety regulation, Toxic waste
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Gbemre v. Shell Petroleum Development Company and Others

Country: Nigeria
Year: 2005
Court: High Court, Benin Division
Citation: Suit No. FHC/B/CS/53/05; (2005) AHRLR 151 (NgHC 2005)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Health care and health services, Poverty, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to life
Facts:

Applicants, residents of Iwherekan community in the Delta State of Nigeria, applied for an order enforcing their fundamental right to life and dignity of human person as provided by sections 22(1) and 34(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (the “Constitution”) and articles 4, 16, and 24 of the African Charter …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Air pollution, Asthma, Biohazard, Biosafety, Cancer, Clean water, Climate change, Contamination, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Global warming, Indigent, Low income, Lung disease, Poisoning, Pollution, Poor, Respiratory diseases, Safe drinking water, Toxic waste, Water pollution
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Marangopoulos Foundation for Human Rights (MFHR) v. Greece

Country: Greece
Year: 2005
Court: European Committee of Social Rights
Citation: Complaint No.30/2005
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Health information, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to favorable working conditions, Right to health
Facts:

The plaintiff alleges that Greece failed to comply with its obligation to protect public health against air pollution of the  European Social Charter by allowing the operate of lignite mines and power stations without taking all necessary steps to reduce this impact. The MFHR bases its claim on studies of particulate matter that show that …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Asthma, Awareness, Environmental degradation, Health education, Job safety, Lung disease, Occupational accident, Occupational health and safety, Pollution, Safe working conditions, Workers' compensation
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Okyay and Ors. v. Turkey

Country: Turkey
Year: 2005
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 36220/97; (2006) 43 EHRR 37
Health Topics: Environmental health, Public safety, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

Ten Turkish nationals filed suit against the Republic of Turkey alleging violation of their right to a fair hearing under the Article 6 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (the “Convention”). Plaintiffs alleged administrative authorities had failed to enforce court orders to shut down three thermal power plants in …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Air safety, Biosafety, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Industrial waste, Law enforcement, Pollution, Waste, Waste management, Water safety
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Taskin and Ors. v. Turkey

Country: Turkey
Year: 2005
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 46117/99; (2006) 42 EHRR 50
Health Topics: Environmental health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicants lived in the area near Ovacik where the Normandy Madencilik A.Ş company built a gold mine.  The Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources issued a permit for the mine in 1992 for ten years. The Ministry also authorized the use of cyanide leaching during the gold extraction. Following the Environmental Act, the Ministry …Read more

Tags: Biohazard, Biosafety, Clean water, Contamination, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Industrial waste, Law enforcement, Poisoning, Pollution, Toxic waste, Waste, Waste management, Water pollution
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Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment v. Attorney General

Country: Uganda
Year: 2004
Court: High Court at Kampala
Citation: Miscellaneous Cause No. 0100 of 2004
Health Topics: Environmental health
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to health
Facts:

The government of Uganda issued a 50 year permit to Kakira Sugar Works Ltd (the company) for growing sugar cane on the Butamira Forest Reserve. This amounted to defacto degazetting of the protected land. The company failed to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment. Once the company had the permit, it tried to clear the existing …Read more

Tags: Environmental degradation
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