oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - A fresh commitment to implementing economic, social and cultural rights in Africa : cases
|Article Title||A fresh commitment to implementing economic, social and cultural rights in Africa : cases|
|© Publisher:||Dullah Omar Institute|
|Journal||ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa|
|Author||Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa|
|Publication Date||Sep 2002|
|Pages||19 - 21|
Extracted from text ... ESR Review ? Vol 3 No 2 19 T he African Commission on Human and Peoples? Rights delivered a groundbreaking decision involving the direct interpreta- tion and application of the economic, social and cultural rights enshrined in the African Charter on Human and Peoples? Rights (the Charter). This was at its ordinary session from 13 to 27 October 2001. The facts The State-owned Nigerian National Company and the Shell Petroleum Development Corporation (in which the former had a majority of shares) had been exploiting oil reserves with no regard for the environment or health of the local communities in ..
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