This order, adopted under Article 21 of the Waste Disposal Act, bans the manufacture, import, and sale of cosmetic products used for bathing and washing hair, facial scrubs, and toothpaste if they contain plastic microbeads.
On October 22, 2015, 386 members of Ban Haeng Conservation Group (“Rak Ban Haeng Group”) in Ban Haeng subdistrict, Ngao district, Lampang province filed an administrative suit against eight defendants: (1) Thailand’s Minister of Industry, (2) Department of Primary Industries and Mines, (3) Lampang Provincial Office of Industry, (4) Ban Haeng Subdistrict Headman, (5) the National Environmental Board’s Expert Committee on Mines, Smelting and Mineral Processing, (6) Office of
Persons who claimed to have contracted pneumoconiosis due to having worked in dusty coal mines in the Chikuho region or their successors brought this case to seek damages from the government under Article 1, para.
Submission by the U.S. office of the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) to the Philippine Commission on Human Rights regarding the on-going investigation into the potential human rights violations suffered by Filipinos who have been impacted by the changing climate and ocean acidification.
Raub Australian Gold Mining Sdn. BHD v. Hue Shieh Lee (21 October 2016)
Malaysia Court of Appeal
[Decision upheld on appeal - summary below]
Hue Shieh Lee is a resident of Bukit Koman and Vice President of a community organization formed to look after the health and welfare of residents impacted by a gold-processing facility operated by Raub Australian Gold Mining (Raub).
Raub filed a defamation claim against Hue Shieh Lee for statements she made about the company in two published news articles.
Resident Marine Mammals of the Protected Seascape Tañon Strait v. Secretary Angelo Reyes, G.R. No. 180771 (April 21, 2015)
Supreme Court of the Philippines