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Nepal Supreme Court Orders Environmental Action Based on Constitutional Rights

In Suray Prasad Sharma Dhungel v. Godavari Marble Industries and Others, a citizens and nongovernmental organizations sought a writ of mandamus in Nepal’s Supreme Court against a marble factory on the basis that it caused environmental degradation to the Godavari forest and its surroundings. The factory emitted dust, minerals, smoke, and sands and had polluted the water, land, and air of the area, which endangered the life and property of the local people.

Access to justice, constitutional law, Environmental Rule of Law, industrial waste, non-governmental organization, Public participation, standing to sue