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Law student files climate change suit against Australian government
A 23-year-old law student filed a federal lawsuit against the Australian government on Wednesday alleging that it failed to disclose climate change-related risks to investors of government bonds. According to her lawyers, it is "the first legal actio (More)
Water Issues and Climate Change in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
The conflict between Israel and Palestine and climate change are factors which have been feeding each other for many years, especially when there is no apparent comprehensive solution on the horizon. The political conflict and climate change have had (More)
UK imposes new sanctions regime targeting human rights abusers
In a statement to the House of Commons on Monday, UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab introduced new sanctions on 49 human rights abusers.The new global human rights regime provides accountability for individuals and organizations, unlike typical s (More)
Canada Supreme Court dismisses First Nations appeal against Trans-Mountain Pipeline
The Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an appeal by the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, First Nations tribes in the province of British Columbia, ending the tribes' years-long battle against the construction of the Trans-Mountain Pipeline. The pi (More)
The Need for a National Cycling Policy in India
Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the City of Joy has recently witnessed a spike in bicycle sales, as the commuters are opting for a safer and pocket-friendly alternative to public transport. To accommodate these emerging cyclists, the Chief Minister of West (More)
The Reemergence of Pandemics and the Right to Burial
On May 22, 2020 Bombay High Court said that the Right to a Decent Burial is a facet of the Right to Life. This decision was based on a plea which contested burial of COVID-19 patients in burial grounds surrounding the residential areas. The court dis (More)
Dissecting and Unpacking the USMCA Environmental Provisions: Game-Changer for Green Governance?
Protecting the environment is not an extravagance but rather essential. The COVID-19 crisis with its economic and social impacts has reminded us of events that countries were not adequately prepared to address. Rising environmental issues leave count (More)
Federal appeals court sends public nuisance claims against petroleum producers to state court
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday that state courts should be the forum for hearing public nuisance lawsuits against petroleum producers. These lawsuits allege that the producers were promoting petroleum even though they kne (More)
Switzerland Supreme Court finds it is too early to claim fundamental human rights violations based on climate change
Switzerland's Supreme Court denied an appeal on Wednesday by the Senior Women for Climate Protection, finding that it is too early to claim fundamental rights violations based on climate change.The Senior Women for Climate Protection alleged that (More)
Ex Post Facto Environmental Clearance is Against the Fundamental Principles of Environmental Jurisprudence
A short while ago a draft was being kept in the public domain for review by the Indian Government. The government came up with the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Draft, 2020 released by the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change. The (More)
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