SC: Environment law cannot countenance notion of ex post facto clearance

The Hon’ble Supreme Court, on 1st April 2020, Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd. v. Rohit Prajapati & Ors. pronounced that environment law cannot countenance the notion of an ex post facto clearance. This would be contrary to both the precautionary principle as well as the need for sustainable development. The Hon’ble Supreme Court observed that: Section 3(1) […]