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Of ecosystems and equality

Over the last decade, the Supreme Court has issued a series of landmark judgments around natural resources, including Niyamgiri, 2G…

May 29,2018

Environment Law

Beyond Kisan March

The protests in various states, including Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, among others signal to a rising tide of…

May 25,2018

Environment Law

The Invisible dwellers

In March of 2017, Pohang Iron and Steel Company (POSCO) declared that it was withdrawing from the proposed project in densely…

May 25,2018

Environment Law

SC on Goa mining leases

The petition had asked for CBI inquiry into grant of leases, in view of Vigilance Department's lack of enthusiasm to…

Environment Law

Goa’s dirty mining

Less than ten days after its strong stand against the Odisha mining industry, the Supreme Court has once again opposed…

May 25,2018

Environment Law

Errant miners and fines

It was a gross violation of environmental norms and traditional dweller rights, and it went on for decades. The state…

May 25,2018

Environment Law

The Goenchi Mati Movement

Minerals are the natural resources most easily converted to cash. This drives rent seeking, illegal mining, bending of rules, turning…

May 25,2018

Environment Law

Woman of substance

By Adv. Norma Alvares with Adv. Abigail E. Fernandes  The National Green Tribunal at Pune has recently passed a splendid…

May 24,2018

Environment Law

SC on illegal mining

It is really heartening for an environment activist lawyer like me -- who has been fighting against illegal mining on…

May 24,2018

Environment Law

Representing themselves

One of the reasons I was delighted when the National Green Tribunal was set up was because it gave citizens…

May 24,2018

Environment Law

No generation can have it all

Goa Foundation has been at the core of public interest litigation in the context of natural resources. Landmark judgments in…

May 24,2018

Environment Law

Norma Alvares: Animals feel pain

Norma Alvares is a pioneering environmental lawyer and an animal rights activist from Goa. As the founder of Goa Foundation,…

May 24,2018