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Rwanda: Select plastic laws

> Law No. 17/2019 Relating to the Prohibition of Manufacturing, Importation, Use and Sale of Plastic Carry Bags and Single-Use Plastic Items

Rwanda’s Law No. 17/2019 was adopted 10 August 2019 and came into force upon publishing on 23 September 2019.  Repeals Law No. 57/2008.

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Rwanda Environmental Impact Assessment: Law and Regulations

Rwanda Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Law, Regulations, and Guidance:

1) Law No. 04/2005 
Organic Law determining the modalities of protection, conservation and promotion of environment in Rwanda

2) Ministerial Order No. 003/2008 
Ministerial Order relating to the requirements and procedure for environmental impact assessment

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Cosmo Trust v. City of Harare, Administrative Court of Zimbabwe (Harare) (22 March 2019)

“[O]ur Constitution gives every Zimbabwean the right to have the environment protected for the benefit of present and future generations.  That is done through legislative and other measures that prevent ecological degradation, promote conservation and secure ecological sustainable development.  Ecologically sustainable development ensures that all living creatures, including birds, are enableed to meet their needs from the environment we rely on.

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Mohamed Ali Baadi and Others v. Attorney General, High Court of Kenya at Nairobi (No. 22 of 2012) (April 2018)

Mohamed Ali Baadi v. Attorney General, Petition No. 22 of 2012 (April 30, 2018)
High Court of Kenya at Malindi

This case arises out of the Lamu Port-South Sudan Ethiopia-Transport Corridor project (LAPSSET), a large-scale transportation and infrastructure scheme with many individual components, including a railway, oil pipelines, oil refineries, tourism development, and a 32-berth port at Manda Bay in Lamu, Kenya.  

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