GLSM – Philippi Horticultural Area Food and Farming v. Government Litigation.

Philippi Horticultural Area Food and Farming v. Government Litigation.

Dr. Melanie Murcott tells the story of Philippi Horticultural Area Food and Farming v. Government, a case invoking Section 24 of the Constitution of South Africa, which guarantees environmental substantive and procedural rights. In this case, the litigants were able to earn a victory to protect access to clean water and land use to protect both the affected community’s needs as well as those of future generations to a sustainable farming future. that aims to advance human rights and environmental protection, and farming for the future in South Africa.

Melanie is a senior lecturer in the Department of Public Law at the University of Pretoria, researching and teaching about environmental law and administrative law. The focus of her research is on how environmental law can advance social, environmental and climate justice as interconnected concerns through the innovative legal theory of transformative environmental constitutionalism. She holds an LLB  from the University of Cape Town, an LLM from the University of Pretoria, and an Doctor of Laws from North-West University.

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