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Using international human rights law to promote constitutional rights: The (potential) role of the South African parliament
(Law, Democracy & Development, 2011)
Parliaments are guardians of human rights due to their role of representing the people in the management of public affairs. The activities of parliaments cover the entire spectrum of human rights and have an immediate ...
Socio-economic gains and losses: The South African Constitutional Court and social change
(Social Change, 2011)
The inclusion of socio-economic rights in South Africa’s transformative Constitution, it was felt, would make the Constitution relevant to the majority of South Africans, in particular the previously oppressed. Accordingly, ...
'Meaningful engagement' in the realisation of socio-economic rights : the South African experience
(Southern African Public Law, 2011)
One of the key concerns, evidenced from South Africa's socio-economic rights jurisprudence, that has impacted negatively on the realisation of socio-economic rights in the country, especially at grass roots level, has been ...
An appraisal of international law mechanisms for litigating socio-economic rights, with a particular focus on the optional protocol to the international covenant on economic, social and cultural rights and the African Commission and Court
(Stellenbosch Law Review, 2011)
Litigation of socio-economic rights at international level is a viable option where access to justice at the national level is unattainable. International law mechanisms for litigating these rights are therefore useful for ...
The relevance of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for older persons in South Africa
(ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa, 2011)
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 (UDHR) recognises that '[a]ll human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights' (article 1). This equality in dignity and rights applies irrespective of age. The ...