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Bangladesh Supreme Court Sides with Rizwana Hasan

Despite intense objection by shipbreaking yard owners, the Supreme Court once again asserted its position requiring all ships coming to Bangladesh for dismantling to be pre-cleaned of all toxic materials prior to entering Bangladesh's waters. Rizwana Hasan (Bangladesh, 2009) and her organization, BELA, have led this and other legal cases advocating for the health and safety of shipbreakers and for the environment.

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More recent coverage of recipients in the field

Luis Yanza (Ecuador, 2008) traveled to the Gulf Coast with a delegation of indigenous leaders to advise communities affected by the BP oil spill disaster.

July 22, 2010
Advice for fighting oil companies
PRI's The World

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