41 judgments found.

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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Siromani Mittasala v. President, Brindavanam Colony

Country: India
Year: 2001
Court: High Court - Andhra Pradesh
Citation: 2002 (1) ALD 136; 2002 (2) ALT 356
Health Topics: Environmental health, Infectious diseases, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to life, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

Brindavan Colony was draining untreated sewage into the municipal underground pipeline and the Papireddy tank, which tank supplied water to the residents of Kavali. The Kavali municipality had failed to provide a proper drainage system, resulting in polluted water and the outbreak of mosquito-born epidemics. There was a nearby water supply scheme being built which, …Read more

Tags: Drinking water, Malaria, Pollution, Sewage, Waste management, Water-borne disease
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Guerra and Ors. v. Italy

Country: Italy
Year: 1998
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 14967/89; (1998) 26 EHRR 357; [1998] ECHR 7
Health Topics: Environmental health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Residents of Manfredonia brought an action against the Italian government for failing to provide them with information about the health risks posed by a nearby chemical factory. The residents of Manfredonia lived approximately one kilometer away from the Enichem chemical factory. The factory, which produced fertilizers and caprolactam, was classified as “high risk,” because it …Read more

Tags: Biohazard, Biosafety, Cleanliness, Contamination, Industrial waste, Pollution, Toxic waste, Waste, Waste management, Water pollution
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Menores Comunidad Paynemil s/ Acción de amparo

Country: Argentina
Year: 1997
Court: Civil Court of Appeals of Neuquén [Cámara de Apelaciones en lo Civil de la Provincia de Nuequén]
Citation: Case File No. 311-CA-1997
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Environmental health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to health, Right to water and sanitation
Facts:

The public defender brought a guarantee of protection of individual constitutional rights (amparo protection) to protect the health of children in the indigenous community of Paynemil whose drinking water supply had been contaminated with lead and mercury by an oil company’s operations. The State was alleged to have arbitrarily failed to protect the right to …Read more

Tags: Clean water, Cleanliness, Contamination, Drinking water, Environmental hazards, Poisoning, Pollution, Potable water, Safe drinking water, Waste, Waste management, Water pollution, Water safety
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Sanjay Phophaliya v. State of Rajasthan and Ors

Country: India
Year: 1997
Court: High Court - Rajasthan
Citation: AIR 1998 Raj 96; 1997 (3) WLC 431; 1997 (2) WLN 112
Health Topics: Environmental health, Public safety, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to life
Facts:

Petition stated that no appropriate steps had been taken by the Municipal Board to take custody of the stray dogs roaming in the public roads, despite the Municipal Board’s responsibility to keep the public spaces clean and abate public nuisances. These stray dogs had created a hindrance in public transport and had proved dangerous to …Read more

Tags: Cleanliness, Pollution, Waste management
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Ameer Bano v. S. E. Highways

Country: Pakistan
Year: 1996
Court: High Court of Lahore
Citation: PLD 1996 Lahore 592
Health Topics: Environmental health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

The Petitioner, Ameer Bano, owned a house at Multan Road, Bahawalpur. She brought a claim before High Court of Lahore alleging that her right to life and freedom from disease under article 9 of the Constitution of Pakistan was violated by the breakdown of the sewerage system. The breakdown had caused dirty water to enter …Read more

Tags: Clean water, Cleanliness, Contamination, Pollution, Sewage, Trash, Waste, Waste management, Water pollution, Water-borne disease
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Terra Woningen B.V. v. The Netherlands

Country: Netherlands
Year: 1996
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 20641/92, 24 Eur. H.R. Rep. 456 (1997).
Health Topics: Environmental health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

The applicant company’s business includes the development of real property and owned 6 blocks of flats nearby the port of Rotterdam. It was reported that a smell of mineral oil had been noticed in a garden during digging. In a report it was found that pollution was caused by heavy metals and the local residents …Read more

Tags: Cleanliness, Contamination, Pollution, Waste, Waste management, Water pollution
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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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Lopez-Ostra v. Spain

Country: Spain
Year: 1994
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 16798/90; (1995) 20 EHRR 277; [1994] ECHR 46; (1994) 303-C Eur. Ct. H.R. (ser A)
Health Topics: Environmental health, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health, Right to privacy
Facts:

Mrs. López Ostra brought an action against Spain due to environmental pollution from a nearby waste treatment plant. López Ostra lived adjacent to the plant, which was operating without a license. The plant malfunctioned on start-up, and released gas fumes and unpleasant smells. These caused health problems and were a nuisance to the local people. …Read more

Tags: Cleanliness, Contamination, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Industrial waste, Inhuman treatment, Pollution, Torture, 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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