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Recommendations of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing following his mission to South Africa
The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, Mr Miloon Kothari, visited South Africa from 12 to 24 April 2007, with the aim of examining the status of the realisation of the right to adequate housing in ...
South Africa's competing obligations in relation to international crimes - the Zimbabwe Torture Docket case
(Constitutional Court Review, 2015)
The need to end impunity for international crimes is largely recognised by the international community. Accordingly, significant obligations have been imposed, by both conventional (treaty) and customary international law, ...
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 ...
Enforcing housing rights
(ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa, 2009)
On 27 March 2009, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) overturned a High Court judgment ordering the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (the municipality) to buy land which had been unlawfully occupied by about 76 families ...
The Constitutional Protection of Those Facing Eviction from “Bad Buildings”
(ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa, 2008)
The Constitutional Court’s judgment in the Olivia case, handed down on 19 February 2008, represents a victory for the occupiers of “bad-buildings” in the inner city of Johannesburg as well as other poor people facing ...