The right to health and the nature of The right to health and the nature of socio-economic rights obligations under the African Charter The Purohit case
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The African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Charter) guarantees a broad range of economic, social and cultural rights (socio-economic rights) as well as civil and political rights.
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Socio-Economic Rights in South Africa: A resource book Khoza, Sibonile (Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2007)Socio-economic rights are those rights that give people access to certain basic needs necessary for human beings to lead a dignified life. Government and, in certain circumstances, private individuals and bodies, can be ...
The approaches of the African Commission to the right to health under the African Charter Durojaye, Ebenezer (Faculty of Law, University of the Western Cape, 2013)In 2012 the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights celebrated its 25 years of existence. The Commission was established pursuant to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights, which came into force in 1986. ...
Towards comprehensive guidance for states in the African region to respond to children’s rights in emergencies, disasters and pandemics Bouah, Nicole; Sloth-Nielsen, Julia (Brill Nijhoff, 2021)The covid-19 pandemic spread has it impacted health systems, economies and communities across the African continent. It has also exacerbated risks already faced by children: limiting access to education, reducing protection ...