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Southern Trelawny Environmental Agency and Clifford Barrett v The Attorney General of Jamaica, Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners II and New Day Aluminum (Jamaica) Limited

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Neutral Citation: 
[2023] JMSC Civ 39
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Constitutional law – Standing to commence constitutional claim – Whether company has locus standi to commence a claim for constitutional redress under section 19(1) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms in its own right - Whether a company can claim environmental rights under the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms - Right to enjoy a healthy and productive environment free from the threat of injury or damage from environmental abuse and degradation of the ecological heritage - Right to protection from degrading treatment
Civil Procedure – Striking out - Application to strike out first claimant’s statement of case and to remove the first claimant from the claim
The Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms (Constitutional Amendment) Act 2011, section 13(1)(b), 13(1)(c), 13(2), 13(2)(b), 13(3)(1), section 13(3)(f)(ii), 13(3)(q), 13(3)(o), 13(5), 13(6), 19(1) and 19(2)

Jamaica Constitution (Order in Council), 1962
The Interpretation Act, sections 3, 4
Civil Procedure Rules, 2002, Rules 17.1, 17.4(2), 21.2, 22.4 26.3(1), 30.3(1), 30.3(3), 56.8


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