The resolution of land restitution claims in protected areas remains a vexed challenge with almost 2/3 of such claims remaining unresolved almost twenty years since the commencement of south Africa's Land Reform Programme.
An interdisciplinary group of students, from the Science and Law Faculties, supervised by Micha Young from the Law Faculty’s Institute of Marine & Environmental Law, will be heading to Copenhagen in October this year.
The International Environmental Law students enjoyed a day out in Kommetjie, where they were taught two course modules by the course convenor, Micha Young, in an informal setting.
IMEL, in partnership with UCT's Law@work Programme and EnAct International, recently hosted thirty legal advisors from the Provincial and National Legislatures for a week-long Environmental Law Training Workshop in early April.
During March 2014 Micha Young, in her capacity as the regional representative of the Environmental Law Association (ELA), together with Sandy Paterson attended a workshop organised at the initiative of the Western Cape provincial Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (DEA&DP), together with the IAIA and the ELA.
Prof Sandy Paterson was recently invited to present a keynote address at the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife’s Symposium of Contemporary Conservation Practice held in Howick (Natal) from 4-8 November.
Three of IMEL’s members attended and presented recent cases decided in the South African courts at the seminar hosted by the Centre for Environmental Rights in Cape Town.
This year a broad range of important environmentally-related Amendment Bills have been introduced to Parliament. These Bills propose important amendments to most of South Africa’s contemporary environmental laws.
The presence of efficient, transparent and equitable forms of governance across scales is central to the realisation of sustainable development objectives.
The Western Cape Branch of the Environmental Law Association (ELA), together with IMEL and the provincial Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (DEA&DP) hosted a workshop on the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act (2013) on 10 October.
Professor Jan Glazewski has recently completed an article titled “Restitution to South Africa for Illegal Fishing in South African Waters; United States v Bengis (2013): A Victory for Wildlife Law and Lessons for International Fisheries Crime”.
On Friday, 12 September 2013 the Environmental Law Association (ELA) and the Institute of Marine & Environmental Law (IMEL) jointly hosted the second annual Postgraduate Student Conference under the title New frontiers: The future of environmental law.