25 judgments found.

Environment Action Network Ltd. v. Attorney General and National Environment Management Agency

Country: Uganda
Year: 2001
Court: High Court at Kampala
Citation: High Court Miscellaneous Application No. 39 of 2001
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Environmental health, Public safety, Tobacco
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The applicant, a public interest organisation, brought an application in the public interest seeking a declaration that unregulated smoking in public areas is a violation of the constitutional rights of non-smokers to life and to a clean and healthy environment. Article 50(2) of Uganda’s Constitution provides that “[a]ny person or organization may bring an action …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Children, Minor, Passive smoking, Pediatric health, Second-hand smoke, Smoking
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Joseph Eryau v. Environmental Action Network Ltd. (No. 1)

Country: Uganda
Year: 2001
Court: High Court at Kampala
Citation: Civil Application No. 470 of 2001, Arising from Miscellaneous Application No. 39 of 2001
Health Topics: Public safety, Tobacco
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to life
Facts:

Applicant Joseph Eryau made a motion to be heard in opposition to Application No. 39/2001. The declarations being sought in the motion of Application No. 39/2001 would state that “smoking in a public place constitutes a violation of the rights of the non-smoking members of the public to a clean and healthy environment as prescribed …Read more

Tags: Air safety, Passive smoking, Second-hand smoke, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Joseph Eryau v. Environmental Action Network Ltd. (No. 2)

Country: Uganda
Year: 2001
Court: High Court at Kampala
Citation: Civil Application No. 39 of 2001, Arising from Miscellaneous Application No. 39 of 2001
Health Topics: Environmental health, Public safety, Tobacco
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment
Facts:

Applicant Joseph Eryau made a motion to be heard in opposition to Application No. 39/2001. Of the five declarations proposed in the motion of Application No. 39/2001, all but two were struck down (including those orders which criminalized smoking in public places). The remaining two proposed that “smoking in a public place constitutes a violation …Read more

Tags: Air safety, Criminalization, Passive smoking, Second-hand smoke, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Prof. Nurul Islam, et al. v. Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, et al.

Country: Bangladesh
Year: 2000
Court: Supreme Court - High Court Division
Citation: 52 DLR (2000) 413
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Health systems and financing, Tobacco
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The above judgment combined two writ petitions that both dealt with the effect of tobacco advertisements on public health. The Petitioner in Writ Petition No. 1825 of 1999 was Prof. Nurul Islam, President of ADHUNIK (Aamra Dhumpan Nibaron Kori). Section 3 of the Tamakjato Shamogri Biponon Niontroner Jonno Pronito Ain, 1988 provided that all tobacco …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Asthma, Cancer, Children, Health regulation, Lung disease, Minor, Noncommunicable diseases, Passive smoking, Pediatric health, Pollution, Pulmonary diseases, Respiratory diseases, Second-hand smoke, Smoking, Smoking cessation, Tobacco control, Tobacco regulation
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Rae v. Strathclyde Joint Police Board

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1999
Court: Scottish Court of Sessions
Citation: [1999] ScotCS 70
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health information, Occupational health, Tobacco
Human Rights: Right to favorable working conditions
Facts:

Agnes Rae was passively exposed to cigarette smoke as a civilian employee at the Wishaw Police office during 1979 to 1994. She became ill as a result of this exposure. The Strathclyde Regional Council were the largest employer in Scotland at the time of this matter, and employed their own Occupational Health Department. In 1999, …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Duty of care, Employment, Lung disease, Occupational disease, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Passive smoking, Safe working conditions, Second-hand smoke, Smoking, Standard of care
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