Sub-Saharan Africa

Mohamed Ali Baadi and Others v. Attorney General, High Court of Kenya at Nairobi (No. 22 of 2012) (April 2018)

Mohamed Ali Baadi v. Attorney General, Petition No. 22 of 2012 (April 30, 2018)
High Court of Kenya at Malindi

This case arises out of the Lamu Port-South Sudan Ethiopia-Transport Corridor project (LAPSSET), a large-scale transportation and infrastructure scheme with many individual components, including a railway, oil pipelines, oil refineries, tourism development, and a 32-berth port at Manda Bay in Lamu, Kenya.  

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg v. Minister of Environmental Affairs and others, Case no. 65662/16 (2017)

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg v. Minister of Environmental Affairs and others, Case no. 65662/16 (2017)

 

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg sought judicial review of a decision by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) granting an environmental authorization for a coal-fired power plant and of decision by the Minister of Environmental Affairs not to withdraw the authorization as part of an appeal of the authorization.

 

ArcelorMittal South Africa v. Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance

Company Secretary of ArcelorMittal South Africa v. Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance [2014] ZASCA 184
Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa

A citizens group (VEJA) submitted access to information requests to a South African steel manufacturing company (ArcelorMittal) seeking the company’s master plan and progress reports concerning environmental protection and rehabilitation at two manufacturing sites.  ArcelorMittal withheld certain documents. 

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