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Jamaica Environment Trust v The Natural Resources Conservation Authority and the National Environment and Planning Agency HCV 05874 of 2010

JET filed an application for judicial review of the decision of the NRCA and NEPA to grant an environmental permit and beach licences to the National Works Agency (NWA) for the construction of a highway, two seawalls and a boardwalk at Palisadoes in Kingston, Jamaica. The Palisadoes strip is part of the Palisadoes/Port Royal Protected Area, declared under Jamaican law in 1998. It is also a wetland of international importance under the 1971 Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (The Ramsar Convention).

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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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Sentence C-035/16 of the Constitutional Court of Colombia (Alberto Castilla et al v. Colombia) (8 February 2016)

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Sentence C-035/16 of the Constitutional Court of Colombia (Alberto Castilla et al v. Colombia):

Citizens presented constitutional claims against several provisions of the laws that approved the 2010-2014 National Development Plan (Law 1450 of 2011) and the 2014-2018 National Development Plan (Law 1753 of 2015).  

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Western Organization of Resource Councils et al v. U.S. Bureau of Land Management et al (D. Mont. March 26, 2018)

In Western Organization of Resource Councils et al v. U.S. Bureau of Land Management et al, several environmental organizations challenged a federal agency’s approval of revised Resource Management Plans (“RMPs”) for coal development in two areas covering millions of acres of public lands and federal mineral estates within the Powder River Basin. 

 

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Friends of the Irish Environment CLG v. Fingal County Council [2017] IEHC 695 (Nov. 21, 2017)

Friends of the Irish Environment CLG v. Fingal County Council [2017] IEHC 695 (Nov. 21, 2017)

Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE) challenged a decision by the Fingal County Council to issue a five-year extension of its planning permission (originally issued in 2007) to the Dublin Airport Authority for the construction of a new runway.

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Advisory Opinion (OC-23/17) - Inter-American Court of Human Rights

On 7 February 2018, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR or Court) published an Advisory Opinion and explained that “[t]his Opinion constitutes one of the first opportunities this Court has had to address, in an extended manner, the state obligations that arise from the need to protect the environment under the American Convention[.]”

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