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Taiwan's Plastic Laws

  • Restrictions on the Manufacture, Import, and Sale of Personal Care and Cosmetics Products Containing Plastic Microbeads (in Chinese or English

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.

 

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Jet Sri-Ngeon v. Minister of Industry, Decided Case No. 2/2563 (Chiang Mai Administrative Court decision) (22 April 2020)

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

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Submission to the Philippines Commission on Human Rights

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.

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Raub Australian Gold Mining Sdn. BHD v. Hue Shieh Lee

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.

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Resident Marine Mammals of the Protected Seascape Tañon Strait v. Secretary Angelo Reyes

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

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