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Alberta First Nations Challenge Constitutionality of Federal Regulatory Reforms

On January 8, 2012, the Mikisew Cree First Nation and the Frog Lake First Nation (the First Nations), both located in Alberta, filed notices of application (the Applications) with the Federal Court seeking judicial review of...more

Brazil’s Belo Monte Move: Will National Development Banks Start Taking Human Rights and Environmental Concerns More Seriously?

In late November, the Brazilian national development bank (“BNDES”, by its Portuguese initials) announced its approval of a $10.8 billion loan to finance the construction of the Belo Monte dam, the world’s third largest...more

The Canadian Oil Sands: A Backgrounder: Environmental Concerns

Climate Change - The production of petroleum from oil sands uses significant amounts of energy, almost all derived from the combustion of fossil fuels and resulting in CO2 emissions. As a result, oil sands operations...more

Conflict Mineral Rules: Impact on Pesticides?

New SEC Conflict Mineral Rules May Require First-Ever Disclosure for Certain Pesticides Used In Downstream Product Manufacturing Processes...more

People of Ecuador v. Chevron

Petition to Stay Arbitration

People of Ecuador Petition to Enjoin Arbitration filed by Chevron at the Hague....more

Republic of Ecuador v. Chevron

Petition to Stay Arbitration

Republican of Ecuador's Petition to Enjoin Chevron's Petition for Arbitration at The Hague....more

Stare Decisis in Commission for Environmental Cooperation Recommendations

A companion treaty to NAFTA established the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (“CEC”). The CEC is an international body designed to investigate allegations of environmental violations by the three Parties to the two...more

The Right to Water in the Courts of India

The Indian Constitution includes the right to life. The Indian courts have construed this right to include the right to water. The Indian courts provide a case study of how the basic human right to water can be implemented....more

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