Biowatch Case

A Landmark Victory for Justice

November 2014 Anyone campaigning for environmental or social justice needs to read this David and Goliath account of how a reasonable request for access to GMO permit applications catapulted an environmental watch-dog into almost a decade of litigation against the South African state and monolithic Monsanto – a battle finally won in the Constitutional Court....
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Research Paper: The Biowatch Case – A victory for access to information and a landmark decision on costs awards in public litigation

9 May 2012 Written by Josie Eastwood, this research paper is a legal review of the Biowatch case, beginning with its origin – which are rooted in concerns about the regulatory system for GMOs – and examining the legal contributions of both the High Court judgment in the area of access to information, and the...
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