Dr. Mohiuddin Farooq v. Bangladesh

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In the year 1995, Dr. Mohiuddin Farooque instituted a proceeding against the Government of Bangladesh before the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh for the environmental degradation and ecological imbalance through the implementation of the Compartmentalization Pilot Project(FAP-20) in the District of Tangail and violating the right to life under Article 31 and 32 of the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Appellate Division, in its landmark decision, ruled that the writ is maintainable in the manner of 'Public Interest Litigation' under Article 102, and any activities conducted contrary to Article 31 and 32 of the Constitution will violate the right to life.

Background[edit]

Dr. Mohiuddin Farooque, Secretary-General of Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA), brought a suit against the Government of Bangladesh.