43 judgments found.

Republic of Kenya v. Ministry for Transport and Communication, et al., ex parte Waa Ship Garbage Collector, et al.

Country: Kenya
Year: 2004
Court: High Court at Mombasa
Citation: "Miscellaneous Civil Application 617 of 2003; KLR (E & L) 1"
Health Topics: Environmental health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment
Facts:

The applicants sought orders of certiorari and prohibition of enforcement of a notice and multiple letters attesting to the fact that the Kenya Ports Authority (the “KPA”) authorized only two firms to operate as sludge removal firms in the port of Mombasa. The applicants ran businesses that removed sludge from ships docking in the Port …Read more

Tags: Contamination, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Industrial waste, Pollution, Sewage, Waste, Waste management, Water pollution
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Suo Moto v. State of Rajasthan

Country: India
Year: 2004
Court: High Court - Rajasthan
Citation: AIR 2005 Raj 82; RLW 2005 (2) Raj 1437
Health Topics: Environmental health, Health information, Health systems and financing, Infectious diseases, Poverty, Public safety, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to food, Right to health, Right to life, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

The case was regarding multiple suo moto orders issued by the Rajasthan High Court to the municipal authorities of the city of Jaipur to clean-up, restore and maintain the city which was plagued with trash, open sewage and polluted water bodies. Specific orders were issued to remove and dispose of the plastic and polyethylene bags …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Clean water, Cleanliness, Drinking water, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Garbage, Health education, Health expenditures, Health promotion, Health spending, Low income, Pollution, Poor, Potable water, Safe drinking water, Sewage, Trash, Underprivileged, Waste, Waste management, Water pollution
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Flores v. Southern Peru Copper Corporation

Country: United States
Year: 2003
Court: United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Citation: 343 F.3d 140 (2d Cir. 2003)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Residents of Ilo, Peru and representatives of deceased Ilo residents brought personal injury claims under the Alien Tort Claims Act (“ATCA”) against Southern Peru Copper Corporation (“SPCC”). SPCC was majority-owned by Asarco, a Delaware corporation with its principal place of business in Peru. Asarco was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Grupo Mexico, S.A. de C.V., a …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Air safety, Biohazard, Contamination, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Industrial waste, Lung disease, Pollution, Respiratory diseases, Torture
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Kyrtatos v. Greece

Country: Greece
Year: 2003
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Kyrtatos v. Greece, App. No. 41666/98, 40 Eur. H.R. Rep. 16 (2005).
Health Topics: Environmental health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

First and second applicants, both Greek nationals, were mother and son, respectively. They owned real property that included a swamp by the coast in Ayios Yiannis. During their ownership, the prefect of Cyclades redrew the boundaries of Ayios Yiannis on the basis of which the town-planning authority of Syros issued building permits for the area …Read more

Tags: Environmental degradation
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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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Smoke Affected Residents v. Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai

Country: India
Year: 2002
Court: High Court - Bombay
Citation: 2003 (3) BomCR 323
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment
Facts:

A petition was filed by the Smoke Affected Residents’ Forum seeking appropriate directions from the Court for measures to control and reduce auto emissions from vehicles plying in Mumbai. These were with respect to the consumption of unleaded petrol, reduction of sulphur content in diesel oil, issuance of ‘Pollution Under Control’ certificates and ensuring that …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Air safety, Asthma, Environmental degradation, Pollution, Respiratory diseases, Safety regulation
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Somapala Fernando v. S.C. Fernando

Country: Sri Lanka
Year: 2002
Court: Court of Appeal
Citation: CA NO. 86/94 (F)
Health Topics: Environmental health
Facts:

The Petitioner was to construct a brick kiln close to the Respondent’s house. The Respondent complained that the smoke emitted by the brick kiln would pose a threat to the health of those in the neighborhood. The Respondent claimed that, in addition being harmful to the inhabitants of his house, the smoke would also cause …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, 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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T. RAMAKRISHNA RAO V.CHAIRMAN, HYDERABAD URBAN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, HYD. AND OTHERS

Country: India
Year: 2001
Court: High Court of Judicature of Andhra Pradesh at Hyderabad
Citation: 2001 SCC OnLine AP 613
Health Topics: Environmental health, Public safety, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to health, Right to life, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

The petitioner, Mr. T Ramakrishna Rao, was a member of the A.P. High Court Bar. He wrote a letter dated 13-12-1998 to the Andhra Pradesh High Court. The basis of the letter was a news article titled “A Victim of Urbanisation” published in an english daily, The Indian Express on 28-11-1998. The article highlighted the …Read more

Tags: Environmental degradation, Industrial waste, Water pollution
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The Social and Economic Rights Action Center, et al. v. Nigeria

Country: Nigeria
Year: 2001
Court: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Citation: Comm. No. 155/96 (2001).
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Diet and nutrition, Environmental health, Infectious diseases, Violence, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to a clean environment, Right to food, Right to health, Right to housing, Right to life, Right to property
Facts:

The applicant alleged that the military government of Nigeria (Government), in its efforts to produce oil through the State-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), contaminated the environment of the Ogoni People and led to environmental degradation and health problems among that community. More specifically, the applicant claimed that the NNPC, acting within a consortium with …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Cancer, Clean water, Contamination, Drinking water, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Food, Food shortages, Forced displacement, Industrial waste, Lung disease, Military, Pollution, Potable water, Pulmonary diseases, Refugees, Respiratory diseases, Safe drinking water, Skin disease, Toxic waste, Water pollution
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