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When we called on Divisional Engineer Srinivas, he was rude to us and said he did not need anyone's permission to cut down the trees,” said P. Veerabhadra Rao, an advocate and RTI activist. Mr. Rao said they would approach the Green Tribunal with regard to the issue. “The State government has been ...
Activists in Tamil Nadu have been demanding the setting up of a Cauvery Management Board (CMB) to oversee implementation of water release in the ... The Supreme Court, which heard review petitions against the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal's final verdict on water distribution between Karnataka, ...

The cornerstone philosophy of the tribunal is the municipality will be responsible for defending and upholding its own planning principles. ... improvements without dealing with the core problems of the agency could leave a bitter taste for those activists who demanded the province reshape how councillors and developers ...
Activists claim the law to be a failure, stating that the small number of cases booked and tried are only the tip of the iceberg. A People's Tribunal. Against this backdrop, political parties and human rights organisations in the state together established the Collective for Abolition of Usury. On 10 December ...
Activist Martyn Bradbury has a case before the Human Rights Review Tribunal but faces a long wait to get a verdict. .... A briefing from the Ministry of Justice to Little and Associate Justice Minister Aupito William Sio - who is responsible for tribunals - said it would take two chairs four years to clear the ...
CHENNAI : With the constitution of the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) getting delayed due to legal wranglings, activists are demanding that the Supreme Court ensure release of water to Tamil Nadu from the Cauvery as per the monthly schedule prescribed by the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal ...

... the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT). Meantime, older cases that predate the change will still be heard by the OMB. Andy Gort, the president of The South Eglinton Ratepayers' and Residents' Association (SERRA), says it's about time the OMB disappeared, largely because the board had the power ...
Hundreds of Bharitya Kisan Union (BKU) activists today gheraoed the district magistrate office here to protest against the ban on old diesel vehicles. The protest was against the National Green tribunal's order which bans diesel vehicle over 10 years old to ply in the national capital region. The activists led ...
The activists say the clearance was "illegal" since the ministry has called it a Category 'B' project, for which Environmental Impact Assessment is not necessary, despite the Southern Bench of the National Green Tribunal cancelling the previous nod and asking the INO to apply for fresh clearance under.
Australian companies are on the eve of a new age of corporate activism. New protections for whistleblowers who go public about serious corporate misconduct are among the key provisions proposed by the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2017. Here are the five ...
Malagasy authorities should quash the two-year suspended jail sentence handed in 2017 to an environmental activist who was targeted for questioning the ... Environmental activists are often jailed in Madagascar for raising concerns about questionable business practices and their environmental impacts, ...
But opinions are divided among activists. Farmer and social activist Oyar Gao, general secretary of the Siang People's Forum, an indigenous farmers' group from the state, denounced the amendment, saying it would lead to more tribal people being dispossessed. “Not everyone will be able to pay for the ...
“As Moroccan citizens and activists, we aim to preserve women's rights through these symbolic hearings,” Cherkaoui added. Cherkaoui further maintains that Moroccan women have yet to attain all their economic rights, as they face more constraints in the labor market than men. In another intervention ...
Another 14 have seen tribunals cancel their pro-BDS resolutions and another two had those resolutions suspended by an injunction pending a final court ruling. “Having suffered crippling losses in court, the BDS movement in Spain is switching methods,” Mas said. “They are targeting individuals in a smear ...
Saturday, March 3, the December 12th Movement International Secretariat held a historic, citywide tribunal/hearing on “We Ain't Going Nowhere! The Ethnic Cleansing of the Black Community.” The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp. community room was filled to capacity with organizers, activists and ...
But the NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal would only allow his release if Iran promised to keep him in a secure mental health facility - a condition Iran has ... “They've thrown the key away, put me out of sight, out of mind,” he told the Herald in a telephone interviewed arranged by prisoner rights activists.
Lake activists are agitated over the construction and have moved the National Green Tribunal (NGT) against the state government. The Whitefield Rising, a citizen group, and sections of residents near Varthur lake have, in their petition, said the MI Department is constructing a roadlike structure on the lake ...

The lifting of the X-rating imposed on Inxeba earlier this month by the Film and Publication Board's Appeal Tribunal is only temporarily, pending the outcome of review proceedings before the court, which will be heard on March 28. The various parties opposing the screening of the film at mainstream ...
The tribunal was disbanded in 2012 just after the South Africa civil rights group AfriForum successfully assisted four Zimbabwean farmers, Luke ... “When individual citizens, civil society groups and activists are denied justice in their own countries, they must be able to challenge decisions that may have an ...
The Assam government on Wednesday informed the National Green Tribunal that the State government had sanctioned a sum of Rs. 11 crore for the installation ... The directions came while the tribunal was hearing a plea filed by wildlife activist Rohit Choudhary, who opposed the widening of NH-37 which ...
... violence; protection of domestic workers from abuse and exploitation; domestic workers to have access to courts, tribunals, etc.; establishment of a mechanism for regulation of concerned placement agencies. However, activists have been demanding that the government put in place a legislation, instead ...
... before calling for public consultation, the documents are in contempt of two orders of the National Green Tribunal, said activists in Tamil Nadu. “We are demanding that the plan be withdrawn immediately failing which citizens and fisherfolk will take to the streets,” said social activist Nityanand Jayaraman.
Ranchi: A six-member team headed by Rita Saha, a senior scientist of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)'s regional directorate in Bengal, began touring Hazaribagh and Koderma on Monday following a directive by the National Green Tribunal on an ongoing case filed by activist-cum-advocate Satya ...
The Pretoria High Court is to rule on the jurisdiction of the Southern African Development Community Tribunal in South Africa. .... This question has enormous implications for civil society groups, activists and citizens in SADC countries and their ability to challenge decisions which may have an impact on ...
Health activist Dr. Abhijit More of Jan Swasthya Abhiyan said technically, the tribunal was correct. “The MCI code may not govern pharma companies. But there are ethical problems as it directly affects patients”, he said. “The companies should also have a code of ethics”, said Dr. More. Freebies and favours ...
MONTREAL -- Social activists are denouncing a Quebec government practice that cuts off welfare payments if recipients leave the province for a week or more. ... She was among several people who demonstrated Wednesday in front of a Montreal building that houses the province's administrative tribunal, ...
One activist performs a blessing ritual on another person about to visit detainees at the Northwest Detention Center on Sunday. (Photo by Gavin Amos-Lopez.) ... At the Northwest Detention Center, five local community activists sat in judgement for the tribunal on ICE. Before the tribunal, the judges visited ...
A decision by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal that allowed a developer in High Street, Preston in the Melbourne's north to override a local council decision and push forward with higher and denser development has infuriated some people. An article by local resident Justin Passaportis in our ...
The activist has just stormed out of a National Environment Tribunal sitting, after the panel opted to enforce a ruling that will allow the China Road and Bridge Company to complete sections of the ... Despite enduring severe health issues, the activist has managed to make a mark through court cases.
Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi has advocated setting up a national children's tribunal, on the lines of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), to deal with cases of crime against children in a time-bound and expeditious manner. Citing recent incidents of sexual abuse of minor girls, the child rights activist said ...
After the challenge, the matter is scheduled to be heard on Monday at the Kolkata bench of the National Company Law tribunal (NCLT), says the report. ... Hedge fund giant Paul Singer-led Elliot, which has caused several top management exits and selloffs through activist boardroom interventions, ...
“Marielle Franco Presente”: Global Protest Movements Denounce the Assassination of Brazilian Activist ... stated that there will be more young black boys assassinated, and that the abuses by the Armed Forces will be judged by Military Justice, whose tribunals will be made up of other military members.
“In 2015, the whole nation was in a shock after the school massacre and politicians felt compelled to pass the amendment to allow military tribunals to work,” Shama Junejo, a rights activist, told VOA. “The nation needs to be taken into confidence [about] what's happening there. Who are the people that are ...
The lifting of the X-rating imposed on Inxeba earlier this month by the Film and Publication Board's Appeal Tribunal is only temporarily, pending the outcome of review proceedings before the court, which will be heard on March 28. The various parties opposing the screening of the film at mainstream ...
Prime Minister Hun Sen, himself a former Khmer Rouge commander, has sought to have the court dissolved and urged the tribunal not to prosecute more ... Theary Seng, a Cambodian-American human rights activist and lawyer who lost both parents to the Khmer Rouge, said such a decision would be a ...
And unfortunately, due to this rape in Bosnia, more and more women came forward, including women in Japan, that, in '99, I was on a women's tribunal in Japan where women, Japanese women, demanded the Japanese state would compensate women, so-called comfort women, who have been raped ...
The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights urged the United States not to use deportation as a way of retaliating against migrants' rights activists. In a statement, the U.N. office said the recent order to Mexican activist Maru Mora Villalpando, who has been in the U.S. since 1996, to appear ...
Coimbatore : Over 20 activists of Thanthai Periyar Dravida Kazhakam (TPDK) and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) were arrested today, when they ... to Tamil Nadu and the farmers and is totally in favour of Karnataka, which time and again refused to release water to the State as per the Tribunal order, ...
Standing on a small concrete bridge, environmental activist Janak Daftary gestures toward the crowded banks of the Mithi River, which runs through the heart ... In the technology hub of Hyderabad, activists went to the National Green Tribunal, a quasi-judicial authority, in 2015 to prevent illegal construction ...
Karnataka activists celebrate the Supreme Court's verdict on the Cauvery water dispute, in Bengaluru on February 16, 2018. ... Karnataka and Tamil Nadu had approached the Supreme Court after the Cauvery River Water Dispute Tribunal, in 2007, awarded yearly allocation of 419 thousand million cubic ...
Guwahati: The National Green Tribunal has directed the Union ministry of environment, forest and climate change to defer the proposed meeting of a three-member expert panel on the Lower Subansiri dam with Assam government officials and activists here on Thursday because a petition, filed by the ...
Calcutta: The Supreme Court has stayed a law that would have given the central government complete control over tribunals in the country, including the National Green Tribunal, a judicial body meant to adjudicate environment-related complaints. Friday's interim order from a bench of Chief Justice Dipak ...
Cape Town – After a five-day sitting the People's Tribunal has recommended that economic crimes such as the arms deal of 1999, non-compliance with ... Coalition, Bahamian Barrister Allyson Maynard-Gibson QC and Dinga Sikwebu, co-director of programmes at Tshisimani centre for activist education.
Many civic activists have written letters in support of Jain requesting Shukla not to revoke the protection in the interest of society and environment as a ... in the tree authority and garden department and their alleged nexus with contractors by filing PILs in Bombay High Court and National Green Tribunal.
Activist, researcher and talk show host Khaya Sithole presented some of his research into why corruption “continues to thrive in spite of legislative mechanisms”, fingering companies such as Steinhoff, Trillian and MultiChoice. Open Secrets (fairly) described Sithole as “taking no prisoners” as he delivered ...
Activists like Mora-Villalpando have been targeted as well: Ravi Ragbir, an immigrants rights activist in New York, has been detained; Jean Montrevil was deported to Haiti in January. In December Mora-Villalpando received notice from ICE that the organization was launching deportation proceedings ...
Tribunal adjudicators Navi Pillay – a former UN high commissioner for human rights – and Mandisa Dyantyi – a social justice activist – both questioned Sooklal about why he had not previously alerted law enforcement agencies about suspicious payments Thales had made to South African politicians ...
The Nobel Peace Prize will be announced in December. Nomination for Serbian activist. Two other U.S. lawmakers nominated a Serbian activist for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. The nomination went to Natasa Kandic, who founded a not-for-profit group that documents human rights violations that followed ...
The People's Tribunal on Economic Crime in South Africa draws on a powerful history of People's Tribunals around the world. ... in the face of the crimes of the powerful and the intransigence of the state, there has been a bulwark of whistle-blowers, activists, journalists and investigators who have dedicated ...
The tribunal will also hear evidence from activist Zackie Achmat during a session on the Cost of the Arms Deal, where evidence will be heard about South Africa's more recent multibillion-rand military acquisition projects. Although the arms deal did come under scrutiny by the Seriti Commission of Inquiry, ...


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