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Professor Tracy-Lynn Humby

QualificationsBMus, BProc, HDipEd, LLB, LLM, PhD
Phone 0117178460
Organisational Unit School of Law

Regulating the environmental and social impacts of mining, the resilience of social-ecological ecosystems, urban resilience and climate change

Law and Sustainability


Journal Articles

'Reflections on the Biowatch dispute' - Reviewing the fundamental rules on costs in light of the needs of constitutional and/or public interest litigation'(2009) Potchestroom Electronic Law Journal (forthcoming).

'Letting polluters off the hook' The impact of Bareki no v Gencor Ltd 2006 (1) SA 432 (T) on the reach of s 28 of the national Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998? (2007) 14(1) SAJELP 105.

'Liability to remedy asbestos pollution' [Case Law Analysis of Bareki NO v Gencor Ltd 2006 (1) SA 432 (T)] (2006) 18(3) Journal of Environmental Law 479.

'Sustainable development v environmentalism: Competing paradigms for the South African EIA regime' (2006) 123(3) South African Law Journal 409.

'Public participation in environmental decision-making: Earthlife Africa (Cape Town) v Director-General: Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism and Another 2005 (3) SA 156 (C) 122 (2005)' South African Law Journal 748 - 764.

'Demystifying and problematizing the paradigm shift affecting legal education' 16 (2005) Stellenbosch Law Review 324.

'Realizing the National Environmental Management Act's potential to bring polluters to book: Hichange Investments (Pty) Ltd v Cape Produce Co (Pty) Ltd t/a Pelts Products 2004 (2) SA 393 (E) 121' (2004) South African Law Journal 772- 784.

'Venturing into the unknown: Service learning and the teaching of environmental law' (2004) SA Public Law Vol. 19, No. 2, 1 - 23.

Book review of Exploring the core content of socio-economic rights: South African and international perspectives edited by Danie Brand and Sage Russell (2003) SALJ Vol. 120, No. 3, 638 ? 642.

'Some groundwork towards a South African theory of legislation' (2002) SA Public Law Vol. 17, No. 1, 22 - 33.

'What law determines the money of payment' Exploring a recent contribution to South African conflict of laws - (2001) Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa Vol. 34, 362-376.

'NEPAD through the lens of the law-and-development debate' (2002) Codicillus Vol. XLIII, No. 2, 47 - 58.

Chapters in Books and Encyclopedias

Chapter on "Introduction to Law" in Commercial Law (2008) Oxford University Press (2008).  

Completed paragraphs on Gender and International Law; Sam-Sex Relations; Gender and Children; and Gender-Based Violence - for the chapter "Gender" Law of South Africa (completed in 2005).  

"International disaster response law in a Southern African context" in Victoria Bannon (ed) (2003) International Disaster Response Laws, Principles and Practice: Reflections, Prospects and Challenges, Geneva: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 81 - 90.

At the time the article was submitted for publication CILSA still enjoyed DE-accreditation.