Pretoria : Pretoria University Law Press, 2011.
xxix, 661 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction / Michael Faure & Willemien du Plessis Balancing of interests: some preliminary (economic) remarks / Michael Faure The balance of sustainability interests from the perspective of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights / A.A. du Plessis Development and balancing of interests in environmental law: the case of Botswana / Bugalo Maripe Cameroon's environmental framework law and the balancing of interests in socio-economic development / Oliver Njuh Fuo & Sama Memuna Semie The environmental law framework of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the balancing of interests / Kihangi Bindu Kennedy The scope of citizens' environmental rights protection / Mekete Bekele Tekle Ghana's environmental framework law and the balancing of interests / E Abotsi Development and the balancing of interests in Kenya / Robert Kibugu Lesotho's environmental framework law and the balancing of interest / Niel Lubbe Environment and development in Malawi - any balancing of interests / J. Kalima Development and balancing of interests in environmental policy and law in Mauritius / Odile Lim Tung Development and the balancing of interests in Mozambique / Simon Norfolk & Michaela Cosijn Balancing of interests in environmental law in Namibia / Alet Louw Balancing of interests in environmental law in Nigeria / Olawale Ajai Striking the sustainability balance in South Africa / W. du Plesis & A.A. du Plessis Development and balancing of interests in environmental law: Swaziland / Elmene Bray Tanzania's framework environmental law and balancing of interests / Daniel M. Pallangyo Legal framework for development and balancing of interests in Uganda / Emmanuel Kasimbazi Balancing interests through framework environmental legislation in Zimbabwe / Tumai Murombo Comparative and concluding remarks / Michael Faure & Willemien du Plessis.
"Now that economic development is starting to pick up in many countries in Africa, the question arises how such development can be balanced with the need for adequate environmental protection. This crucial issue, inherent in the notion of sustainable development, is addressed in this innovative and path-breaking volume. For the first time, academics from seventeen African countries have joined forces to analyse the way in which economic and environmental interests are balanced in their legal systems. The authors all use a common framework to improve the comparability of the country studies. The different country-related chapters do not only provide insights into the formally applicable legal rules (law in the books)., but given that the book brings together academics aware of the practice in Africa, they also describe the way in which environmental policy functions in practice (law in action). Many case studies, with conceptual analyses are provided of pollution incidents and the way in which administrative agencies or courts have on those occasions balanced the interests between the economy, society and the environment. A critical comparative analysis by the editors points at tendencies towards convergence and points of divergence between the African countries. Suggestions for policy reform are also formulated, showing African countries how they can benefit from experiences in the US and Europe. This thought provoking volume is a must for anyone (academic, policymaker or practitioner) interested in sustainable development generally and in Africa in particular."--Back cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 621-661).