oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Realising environmental rights : developing indicators

Volume 3 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1684-260X



Extracted from text ... 27 ESR Review ? Vol 3 No 1 T he environmental rights in s 24 of the Constitution must be read in conjunction with the overarching obligation on the State to ?respect, protect, pro- mote and fulfil the rights in the Bill of Rights? in s 7(2). The nature of the State's duties In the context of environmental rights, the State has at least four kinds of duties: ? The duty to respect environmental rights means that all three spheres of government must not engage in activities which result in an environ- ment that is harmful to people?s health or ..

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