The courts in the following three examples from Colombia, Argentina, and Pakistan each considered cases involving an entire watershed and created unique solutions to supervise the long-term cleanup and restoration of the river systems. The Colombia Consejo de Estado, the country’s highest administrative appeals court, issued a judgment in 2014 against companies, government agencies, and municipalities that caused or failed to prevent the degradation of the Bogotá River watershed.
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Courts Ordering and Overseeing Long-term Remediation in Watersheds
CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC POLICY IN THE MANAGEMENT OF WASTE CONTAINERS AND PACKAGING|
Carlos Jairo Ramírez Rodríguez, 14, Coordinator of the of Productive Sectors Sustainability Group, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development