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Protecting environmental and health rights in Africa

Ibironke Tinuola Odumosu

Protecting environmental and health rights in Africa

mechanisms for enforcement

by Ibironke Tinuola Odumosu

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Published by Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre, Canadian Institute of Resources Law in Calgary, Alta .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African Charter on Human and People"s Rights -- (1981),
  • Human rights -- Africa

  • Edition Notes

    StatementIbironke Odumosu.
    ContributionsAlberta Civil Liberties Research Centre., Canadian Institute of Resources Law.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKQC572 .O38 2006
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 88 p. ; 28 cm.
    Number of Pages88
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16261521M
    LC Control Number2007386587

      One of the few cases where environmental rights and socio-economic rights are dealt with is the Minister of Public Works v Kyalami Ridge Environmental Association (3) SA (CC) where the Court was asked to overturn, on environmental and other grounds, a decision by the government to provide temporary shelter for victims of flooding. Environmental law, or sometimes known as environmental and natural resources law, is a term used to explain regulations, statutes, local, national and international legislation, and treaties designed to protect the environment from damage and to explain the legal consequences of such damage towards governments or private entities or individuals.

    A background to health law and human rights in South Africa 7 Key Points: Different health services Because there are many causes of ill health, there are also many different aspects of health services. These include: Physical health. Mental health. Sexual and reproductive health. Occupational health. Environmental health. environmental rights and economic d evelopment. Human rights cannot be fully realised within a degraded or polluted environment. Linking economic development with environmental rights creates a rights -based approach to environmental protection that places the people harmed by environmental d egradation at its centre. 8.

    (source: Nielsen Book Data) Summary This title is a must have for anyone in the health sector as it highlights the key issues that constitute and affect health law in post apartheid South Africa. It is a title that has innovative ideas on how the law can be used to protect and serve its people more effectively. Table of Contents. Preface; Introduction: the relevance of health rights litigation in Africa, Ebenezer Durojaye. Part I The Normative Framework on the Right to Health: The normative framework on the right to health under international human rights law, Olubayo Oluduro and Ebenezer Durojaye; A human rights-based approach to realising access to sexual and reproductive health rights in sub.


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Electronic books: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Odumosu, Ibironke Tinuola. Protecting environmental and health rights in Africa. Calgary, Alta.: Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre: Canadian Institute of Resources Law, © (DLC) Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource.

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of South Africa, (the Constitution) protects both the right to development and the right to environmental protection.7 The State had two main problems, namely, the realisation of socio-economic rights and protecting the environment.8 In order to strike a balance between the two.

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