33 judgments found.

Laguna Lake Development Authority v. Court of Appeals and Ors.

Country: Philippines
Year: 1994
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: G.R. No. 110120
Health Topics: Environmental health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to health
Facts:

The City Government of Caloocan disposed of approximately 350 tons of garbage daily in Tala Estate, Barangay Camarin against the wishes of local residents, who were concerned about the environmental and health impact of the dumpsite. In March 1991, the Task Force Camarin Dumpsite of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish filed a complaint with the …Read more

Tags: Cleanliness, Contamination, Environmental degradation, Garbage, Industrial waste, Pollution, Safe drinking water, Sewage, Trash, Waste, Waste management, Water pollution
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Salt Miners v. Director, Industries and Mineral Development

Country: Pakistan
Year: 1994
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 1994 SCMR 2061
Health Topics: Environmental health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to life, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

Residents and mineworkers of Khewra filed a petition under Article 184(3) of the Pakistani Constitution alleging that a lease had been improperly granted to a mining company within a reserved water catchment area, thus endangering the potability of the resident’s water supply which could be contaminated by poisonous water seeping from the mine. A government-constituted …Read more

Tags: Clean water, Contamination, Drinking water, Industrial waste, Pollution, Potable water, Safe drinking water, Waste, Waste management, Water pollution
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Dowdell, et al. v. The City of Apopka, Florida et al.

Country: United States
Year: 1983
Court: United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Citation: 698 F.2d 1181 (1983)
Health Topics: Public safety, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to a clean environment, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

A group of African-American residents filed a class action lawsuit in Federal District Court against the City of Apopka, Florida (the “City”), which alleged that the City had violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the State and Local Assistance Act of 1972 …Read more

Tags: Cleanliness, Potable water, Safe drinking water, Sewage
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