Hearings have wrapped in Sierra Leone from claimants accusing mining company Tonkolili Iron Ore of human rights abuses.

The Court of Appeal in London ruled on Wednesday that two Nigerian communities cannot pursue Royal Dutch Shell in English courts over oil spills in Nigeria’s Delta region.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Desmond Jude D’souza Vs State of Goa & Others dated 13/02/2018. The Applicants, residents of village Anjuna are seeking permanent injunction, restraining hosting of ‘Sun-Burn’ celebration or any such event and conducting, performing any musical shows/events of any nature, erecting/constructing any structure of whatsoever nature in the property bearing Survey No.206/1 of village Anjuna, Bardez, district North Goa, Goa.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of S. P. Muthuraman Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/02/2018. M/s SSM Builders and Promoters has moved this Application for direction to refund the amount of Rs. 36 crores deposited by it with TNPCB along with the interest accrued thereupon.

Considering the default and conduct of the project proponent in commencing the construction without obtaining prior Environmental Clearance and the latent damage caused by such default/conduct NGT imposes an: 

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rear Admiral A P Revi Vs Delhi Jal Board & Others dated 09/02/2018 regarding supply of treated sewage water for gardening purposes in Vasant Kunj, Delhi. NGT in the Order dated 26/10/2017 had directed DDA/MCD/DJB to ensure the supply of treated sewage water for gardening.

There was reprieve for the US consortium of investors Cordisons International (K) limited and its rival Kenwind limited after the Environment and land court in Malindi set a date for ruling on a lo

On Feb 7, 2018, the National Green Tribunal issued notices to Union environment ministry and the governments of the states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Delhi over illegal operation of brick kilns in these four states. State pollution control board of each of the four states have been directed to inspect the brickfields and examine if they are complying with the environmental norms.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sushil Raaja Vs Secretary, MORTH (Ministry of Road Transport and Highways) & Others dated 06/02/2018 regarding maintenance of green cover along highways.

The States have been asked to file affidavits mentioning the following:

1. Stretch of roads in different areas in the State where trees have been felled and the areas identified for compensatory afforestation.

2. The number of trees proposed to be felled.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rohit Choudhury Vs Union of India & Others dated 01/02/2018 regarding animal deaths in Kaziranga National Park due to accidents on the highway. The State of Assam has placed before the Court an alternative proposal to installation of Automated Animal Sensor Barriers. The Court observed that except revealing the budgetary constraints there is no explanation or revelation of the special circumstance or reason to go for the alternative proposal.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vardhaman Kaushik Vs. Union of India & Others dated 31/01/2018 regarding registration of BS-IV compliant vehicles. The application have been moved by the purchasers of BS-IV compliant new diesel vehicles to be used as Ambulance/Medical Emergency Van for registration of the said vehicles.

NGT allows these applications directing the Transport Commissioner, Transport Department, Government of NCT Delhi to register the BS-IV compliant vehicles subject to certain conditions.

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