3 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

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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Case 2009-002

Country: Belgium
Year: 2009
Court: Constitutional Court [Court Constitutionelle]
Citation: No. 4277 & 4278. C. C., n°2009-002
Health Topics: Environmental health

Three telecommunications companies sought to annul an ordinance passed by the Brussels Capital Region concerning the protection of the environment against the harmful effects of non-ionizing radiation. The provisions sought to restrict the levels of non-ionizing radiation produced in the environment, particularly from telecommunications equipment. The applicants alleged that the provisions adopted by the Brussels …Read more

Tags: Environmental hazard, Radiation
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Hernandez, et al. v. National Power Corp.

Country: Philippines
Year: 2006
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: G.R. No. 145328
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life

In 1996, the National Power Corporation (NPC) began building towers to support high tension cables for a power transmission project. The transmission lines ran through the Dasmarinas Village, where the Petitioners lived. The Petitioners, fearing the health effects of the towers, discovered studies linking high rates of cancer and other illnesses with exposure to electromagnetic …Read more

Tags: Cancer, Environmental hazards, Leukemia, Noncommunicable diseases, Radiation
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