The Central African Republic (CAR) has a total land area of 623,000 km2 of which close to 23 million hectares, i.e. 37%, is composed of forested lands. In the southwestern part of the country all forest operations are industrial. At present there are 11 logging companies, with an average annual production of close to 400,000 m3.

This report provides an overview of the current status of national legislation and institutional arrangements of relevance to EIAs and SEAs across the globe, as well as emerging issues and trends.

CHENNAI: For the first time ever, India has moved int­­o top-100 of the World Bank’s Ea­se o­f Doing Business global rankin­gs.

The government has drafted a new Bill to improve waste management ahead of a United Nations Environment Assembly meeting that begins in Nairobi today.

Petition filed in the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy Vs Union of India & Others regarding laws discriminating against persons affected by leprosy. The petition was filed to highlight the violation of the fundamental rights of persons affected by leprosy under Articles 14, 19 and 21 of the Constitution of India by the continued existence of archaic, discriminatory provisions under 119 Central and State laws.

In December 2017 Supreme Court admitted the petition and ordered notice to be issued to the Central and States Governments.

The thematic focus of the South African Child Gauge 2017 – survive, thrive, transform – is at the heart of South Africa’s obligations under international law.

KOCHI: About 18 months after its inauguration, the muchtouted National Green Tribunal's (NGT) circuit bench in Kochi has been permanently shut down. The bench stopped functioning from November 10.

Bhayandar : Illegal dumping of construction debris and garbage has already sounded the death knell for vast stretches of lush mangrove cover and wetlands.

Against the backdrop of a dwindling marine fisheries resource base, declining catch rates, and escalating conflicts about securing rights over oceanic resources, this paper emphasises the need to relook at the marine fisheries regulatory regime in the country with a view to better align it to address outstanding issues and emerging challenges.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of National Campaign Committee for Central Legislation on Construction Labour Vs Union of India & Others dated 10/11/2017 regarding effective implementation of the Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996. Secretary in the Ministry of Labour informed the Apex Court that certain schemes have already been prepared for the benefit of construction workers and a national portal is under construction which can be used by NGOs.

Pages