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SEADRILL GHANA OPERATIONS LIMITED v. TULLOW GHANA LIMITED
ENGLAND AND WALES HIGH COURT

Drilling for oil is a risky business. Oil companies seek to protect themselves against the financial consequences of risk by appropriate clauses in their contracts, for example, by a force majeure clause. This case concerns a contract for the hire of an ex pensive oil rig which contained such a clause. During the course of a territorial sea dispute between neighbouring states the arbitration tribunal determining that dispute required drilling to cease in the disputed sea where drilling was to take place....

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CJI Ramana launches new SC mobile app; ‘Indicative Notes’ on landmark judgements on its website

India
Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana Wednesday launched a special facility for granting media access to the Supreme Court’s new mobile application even as he announced that the apex court’s website would have a new feature, called “Indicative Notes” that would aim to provide concise summaries of landmark judgments in an easy-to-understand format. This will, he said, serve as a useful resource for media persons and the general public who wish to be better informed about the rulings of the court.

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In a landmark judgment, the Federal Court found the environment minister has a duty of care to young people

Australia
This morning, the Australian Federal Court delivered a landmark judgement on climate change, marking an important moment in our history. The class action case was brought on behalf of all Australian children and teenagers, against Environment Minister Sussan Ley. Their aim was to prevent Ley from possibly approving the Whitehaven coal mine extension project, near Gunnedah in New South Wales. They argued that approving this project would endanger their future because of climate hazards, including causing them injury, ill health or death, and economic losses. The court dismissed the application to stop the minister from approving the extension. But that’s just the beginning.

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