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Salim v. State of Uttarakhand, Writ Petition (PIL) No.126 of 2014 (December 5, 2016 and March 20, 2017)

Salim v. State of Uttarakhand, Writ Petition (PIL) No.126 of 2014 (December 5, 2016 and March 20, 2017)
High Court of Uttarakhand

NOTE:  In July 2017, the Supreme Court of India issued a stay of the High Court’s order.  The appeal has not yet been decided.

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Mohammed Salim filed public interest litigation in the High Court of Uttarakhand concerning illegal construction and encroachments along the Ganges River, as well as the failure to constitute the Ganga Management Board, as required by the Uttar Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2000.

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Lungowe v. Vendanta Resources PLC

Lungowe v. Vendanta Resources PLC [2016] EWHC 975 (TCC) (May 7, 2016)
England and Wales High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

More than 1,800 residents of four Zambian communities near the Nchanga copper mine brought an action in the UK against Vendanta Resources (Vendanta) and Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) for harm arising out of pollution and environmental damage caused by mining operations. 

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Gauri Maulekhi v. Union of India

Gauri Maulekhi v. Union of India, Original Application No. 486 of 2014 (May 4, 2016)
National Green Tribunal

A community member filed a case with the National Green Tribunal to force regulators to control toxic effluent and fly ash being discharged by a paper manufacturer, Century Pulp and Paper (“Century”) .

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Coastal Gujarat Power Limited, CAO Report

Coastal Gujarat Power Limited, CAO Audit of IFC, CAO Compliance, C-I-R6-Y 12-F160 (January 14, 2015)

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Pro Public v. Godavari Marble Industries Pvt. Ltd.

Pro Public v. Godavari Marble Industries, 068–WO–0082 (April 15, 2016)
Supreme Court of Nepal

Over a 20 year period, advocate Prakash Mani Sharma and the NGO Pro Public pursued public interest litigation to close a marble mine in the Godavari hills outside Kathmandu, Nepal.  The Godavari area is described as a “living museum” of cultural and biological significance and has been negatively impacted by the mining operations.

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Save Mon Region Federation v. Union of India

Save Mon Region Federation v. Union of India, Appeal No. 39 of 2012
National Green Tribunal (April 7, 2016)

The Save Mon Region Federation, on behalf of the Monpa indigenous community, challenged the environmental clearance granted for the construction of a hydroelectric dam on the Naymjang Chhu River.  The Federation pointed to faults in the environmental impact assessment (EIA) procedure and a lack of close scrutiny of the project by the expert appraisal committee (EAC).

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Greenpeace India Society v. Union of India

Greenpeace India Society v. Union of India, W.P. (C) 5749/2014  (20 de enero de 2015)
Corte Suprema de Delhi en Nueva Delhi

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Asghar Leghari v. Federation of Pakistan

Asghar Leghari v. Federation of Pakistan (W.P. No. 25501/2015)
Lahore High Court Green Bench [Magistratura Verde del Tribunal Superior de Lahore] 

Un agricultor entabló un litigio de interés público, alegando que la inacción y demora del Gobierno de Pakistán en implementar la Política Nacional de Cambio Climático y en abordar las vulnerabilidades asociadas con el cambio climático violan los derechos constitucionales fundamentales a la vida y a la dignidad.

En su primera orden, emitida el 4 de septiembre de 2015, la Magistratura Verde declaró:

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T. Muruganandam v. Ministry of Environment & Forests

T. Muruganandam v. Ministry of Environment & Forests, Appeal No. 50/2012 (10 November 2014)
National Green Tribunal 

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Sudiep Shrivastava v. Union of India

Sudiep Shrivastava v. Union of India, Appeal No. 73/2012 (March 24, 2014)
National Green Tribunal 

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