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At the crossroads: linking strategic frameworks to address gender-based violence and HIV/ AIDS in Southern Africa
(Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2007)
In recent years, southern African governments have made a number of important commitments on international and regional levels to combat HIV/ AIDS. The subregion has also seen a number of strategic developments such ...
Too little? Too late? The implications of the Grootboom case for state responses to child-headed households
(University of the Western Cape, 2003)
The article begins with an overview of the socio-economic context surrounding child-headed households and then discusses the constitutional obligations that rest on the state vis-a-vis children growing up in these settings. ...
Of newborns and nubiles: some critical challenges to children's rights in Africa in the era of HIV/AIDS
(Brill Academic Publishers, 2005)
The international legal framework within which HIV/Aids issues should be addressed Both the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) and the regional charter for the protection and promotion of children's rights, ...
Federal homogeneity from the bottom up: Provincial shaping of national HIV/AIDS policy in South Africa
(Publius: The Journal of Federalism, 2003-01-01)
The focus of uniform policy making in federal systems is usually on enforcing homogeneity on units within a federation, based often on the implicit premise that the center is "right," enlightened, or modern and that one ...
Addressing Human Rights concerns raised by mandatory HIV testing of pregnant women through the Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women
(Journal of African Law, 2008)
This article considers the importance of preventing mother to child transmission of HIV in Africa. It argues, however, that any approach to achieving this aim must be consistent with respect for human rights. In particular, ...
Prisoners’ right of access to antiretroviral treatment
(ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa, 2006)
Prisoners are susceptible to a number of illness and diseases due, in part, to poor living conditions in prisons (e.g. overcrowding and poor nutrition), substance abuse and sexual violence (e.g. male rape). From a health ...