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Public interest environmental litigation: recent cases raise possible obstacles

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dc.contributor.author Kidd, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-01T10:10:19Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-01T10:10:19Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Kidd, M. 2010. Public interest environmental litigation: recent cases raise possible obstacles. Potchefstroom electronic law journal (PELJ) = Potchefstroomse elektroniese regsblad (PER), 13(5):27-46 [http://www.nwu.ac.za/p-per/index.html] en
dc.identifier.issn 1727-3781
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/4072
dc.description.abstract Despite the broadening of locus standi in environmental cases by both Section 38 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, and Section 32 of the National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998, two recent cases suggest that the preconstitutional approach to locus standi still holds sway in our Courts. Moreover, failure to recognise the environmental right in Section 24 of the Constitution may be an impediment to applicants' ability to bring an interdict application successfully. Correct use of the relevant constitutional provisions ought to obviate such problems, but alternatives are suggested. In the course of the article, it is suggested that the rule in Patz v Greene is no longer relevant and should be consigned to the history books. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus), Faculty of Law en
dc.subject Environment en
dc.subject Environmental protection en
dc.subject Public interest environmental litigation en
dc.subject Locus standi en
dc.subject Interdict en
dc.subject Patz v Greene en
dc.subject Environmental right en
dc.subject Remedies en
dc.subject Constitution en
dc.subject common law en
dc.title Public interest environmental litigation: recent cases raise possible obstacles en
dc.type Article en


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