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2021
Sub-Saharan Africa South Africa
Access to Justice
SLAPP Suits Slander/libel/defamation
Decision from the High Court of South Africa (Western Cape Division, Cape Town) asserting that "[c]orporations should not be allowed to weaponise our legal system against the ordinary citizen and activists in order to intimidate and silence them" and recognizing "the SLAPP suit defense."
2020
South Asia India
Plastic
Waste Plastics and plastic waste
In S.J.Jayaram v Corporation of Thiruvananthapuram, WP(C). No. 545 of 2012, High Court of Kerala (14 September 2020), the petitioner claimed that the city of Thiruvananthapuram failed its statutory duty of collecting waste and disposing of it properly. The petitioner asserted that the non-degradable waste, including plastic waste, are burned and that burning plastic can result in the release of highly dangerous emissions, particularly when the plastic comprises organochlor based substances like PVC. Para. 2.
2017
South Asia India
Plastic
The following summary emphasizes portions of the National Green Tribunal (Tribunal) judgments and orders that address plastic pollution in the River Ganga. Through these orders and many others, the Tribunal also imposed strict orders concerning industrial pollution, sewage treatment, waste disposal and other activities contributing to river pollution.
2016
Global
Marine and Coastal Aquaculture Mangroves
2019
Southeast Asia Viet Nam
Marine and Coastal Mangroves
2001
Global
Corporate Accountability
Economics Ecosystem Services Valuation methods
Marine and Coastal Aquaculture Coastal zone management Mangroves
Sustainable Development
Tourism Coastal developments
Wetlands
2012
Global
Climate Change Emission trading system Greenhouse gases
Economics Ecosystem Services Social Cost of Carbon Valuation methods
Marine and Coastal Coastal zone management Mangroves
Polluter Pays Principle

ELAW Fellows

The Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide has hosted more than 200 environmental professionals from all over the world. ELAW Fellows are committed advocates who help the world’s most disadvantaged communities protect the environment through law.