Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy Vs Union of India & Others dated 24/04/2018 regarding deletion of provisions from enactments which cast stigma on the persons who are suffering from leprosy and also create a disability for them. Supreme Court affirms that leprosy is absolutely curable and hence there should be not discrimination. Apex Court also directs the Central Government to take up this issue with the other states so that there can be expression of sensitivity towards such category of persons.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Kerala Ayurveda Paramparya Vaidya Forum Vs State of Kerala & Others dated 13/04/2018 regarding the question of granting registration to practice medicines to the ‘Paramparya Vaidyas’. The appellants have contended that in the State of Kerala, a large number of persons are practicing in Sidha/Unani/Ayurveda system of medicines known as ‘Paramparya Vaidyas’, which are in vogue for a long time.

Women, Business and the Law (WBL) measures gender inequality in the law. The dataset identifies barriers to women's economic participation and encourages the reform of discriminatory laws.

Order of the Bombay High Court in the matter of Maha Seedment Association Vs Union of India dated 09/04/2018 regarding validity of Rule 6 (b) of the Seeds Rules, 1968 empowering the Certification Agency to prescribe the outline procedure for submission of applications and for growing, harvesting, processing, storage and labeling of seeds intended for certification till the end, to ensure that seed lots finally approved for certification are true variety and meet prescribed standards for certification under the Seeds Act, 1966 or the Rules framed thereunder.

South African mining companies won court backing on a crucial black-ownership principle that’s likely to have implications for ongoing negotiations with President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government.

Euthanasia or assisted suicide (EAS) of psychiatric patients is increasing in some jurisdictions such as Belgium and the Netherlands. However, little is known about the practice, and it remains controversial.

Across the world, poor communities bear a disproportionate burden of the environmental cost of development. Harmful projects such as polluting industrial units, municipal disposal sites or mining projects are usually situated close to poor neighbourhoods.

Britain will be hit with European Commission legal action for persistently ignoring EU rules on deadly air pollution, a breach which could result in huge fines from the bloc’s highest court.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Tikam Singh Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 23/03/2018 regarding illegal transportation of mineral Bajari from the state of Gujarat into the State of Rajasthan whereas the Gujarat Mines and Mineral Concession Rules clearly provides, under Rule, 70, that the mineral Bajari shall not be transported outside the State of Gujarat.

An Embu resident has petitioned the Senate to pass a law that will protect water towers and riparian zones.

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