Author: Ip Tsz Yan Natalie, BBA (Law) IV; HKU

Date: 7/8/10

Hartmann J (as he then was), Clean Air Foundation & anor v Government of the HKSAR

Para 17: [1]

“. . . I accept that it must be prima facie arguable that (the right to health) imposes some sort of duty on state authorities to combat air pollution even if it cannot be an absolute duty to ensure with immediate effect the end of all pollution.”


  1. Clean Air Foundation Ltd & Anor v The Government of the HKSAR (unrep. HCAL 35/2007) – last accessed 7/8/10