Marie Michael Library

Title

When social movements bypass the poor: Asbestos, pollution, international litigation and Griqua cultural identity

Author

Waldman, Linda

Description

This paper examines citizen mobilisation and activism in relation to asbestos disease and litigation. It draws upon the litigation of Cape plc, a British company mining asbestos in South Africa, who was forced to pay compensation to former employees with asbestos-related diseases. The paper focuses on the two towns of Prieska and Griquatown, South Africa.

File No

IDS-WP246

Agency

Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Date

June, 2005

Subject(s)

Asbestos, Mobilisation, Litigation

Pages

32