4 judgments found.

Traube v. Germany

Country: Germany
Year: 2014
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 28711/10
Health Topics: Environmental health
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment
Facts:

Traube, the applicant is a German national owning and operating a farm located in Salzgitter-Bleckenstedt. In 1991, a plan-approved procedure was opened for the transformation of an iron ore mine near the applicant’s farm to be transformed into a nuclear waste repository for the final disposal of low-level and intermediate-level radioactive waste. The plans were …Read more

Tags: Environmental hazards, Nuclear radiation, Nuclear waste, Radiation, Toxic waste
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Balmer-Schafroth and Others v. Switzerland

Country: Switzerland
Year: 1997
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Case No. 671996686876, 26 August 1997
Health Topics: Disasters and emergencies, Environmental health, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

Balmer-Schafroth (B) and nine other applicants lived in villages situated in a containment zone within a radius of four to five kilometers from a nuclear power station in operation since 1971. In March 1991 they had requested the federal council to refuse an indefinite extension of the operating license being sought for the station and …Read more

Tags: Nuclear disaster, Nuclear radiation, Nuclear waste, Precautionary principle
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Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons, Advisory Opinion of 8 July 1996

Country: Netherlands
Year: 1996
Court: International Court of Justice
Citation: Advisory Opinion of 8 July 1996
Health Topics: Disasters and emergencies, Environmental health, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

The Secretary-General of the United Nations requested an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice on the following question: “Is the threat or use of nuclear weapons in any circumstances permitted under international law?”. The Court determined that it had the jurisdiction and competence to reply to the UN request according to Article 96, …Read more

Tags: Armed conflict, Environmental hazards, Manmade disaster, Nuclear disaster, Nuclear radiation, Nuclear waste, Threat of violence
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E.H.P. v. Canada

Country: Canada
Year: 1982
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 67/1980, U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/OP/1 at 20
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to life, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

This communication was filed by the chairperson of the Port Hope Environmental Group on behalf of the residents of Port Hope, Ontario, Canada. From 1945 to 1952, Eldorado Nuclear Ltd., a federal Crown Corporation, disposed of nuclear waste in dumpsites within Port Hope, a town of 10,000 people. In 1975, large-scale pollution of residences and …Read more

Tags: Biohazard, Cancer, Contamination, Genetic disease, Industrial waste, Nuclear radiation, Nuclear waste, Pollution, Toxic waste, Waste, Waste management, Water pollution
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