October 11, 2012
I have good news to share from Uganda!
After 10 years fighting the scourge of micro-thin plastic bags, ELAW partner Kenneth Kakuru and his team at Greenwatch are celebrating victory.
The High Court of Kampala ruled on Friday that plastic bags, commonly referred to as "kaveera," violate the right of citizens to a clean and healthy environment. The Court ordered that a bill be drafted "expeditiously" to regulate the use of all plastics less than 100 microns.
September 24, 2012
|Ana (left) and Lottie|
June 28, 2012
|Thuli Makama of Swaziland|
May 23, 2012
April 20, 2012
ELAW partner Hemantha Withanage sent fabulous news this week:
Children in Sri Lanka will be protected from toxic lead. Sri Lanka's Consumer Affairs Authority has enacted new, stringent standards limiting the amount of lead in paint used in children's toys.
September 26, 2011
We are pleased to announce a big victory in India that will protect the public from excessive exposure to radiation!
Radiation in coal ash threatens people's health. Last week, India's National Green Tribunal ordered the Ministry of the Environment to investigate radioactive emissions at a coal-fired plant in Maharashtra District, and establish, within one year, national standards that protect citizens and the environment from radiation.
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