A Seismic Shift

19 Sep 2022
19 Sep 2022

GRG research fellow Louise du Toit writes Why the Shell case is a victory for social and ecological justice in South Africa on the Verfassungsblog on Matters Constitutional.

In her blog post Louise discusses the significance of the Shell judgment which set aside the Dutch oil corporation’s exploration rights to undertake seismic surveys along South Africa’s Wild Coast.

Louise outlines the facts of the case, the judgment and its significance with regards to social and ecological justice. The judgment highlights the importance of civil society and the crucial role of the judiciary in upholding constitutionally enshrined social and environmental rights.

The post is also available on African Law Matters here >>>