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Making It Real: have Socio-Economic Rights Brought a Legal Revolution in South Africa


Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Time: 12:00PM - 01:20PM
Description: Since the adoption of the new South African Constitution in 1996, economic, social, and cultural rights have been protected and recognized rights. The South African Constitution has some of the most stringent protections for ESCR, but what does it mean to have these rights enshrined and protected? Are they meaningful and do they operate in reality, with remedies and recourse? Has South Africa really brought a legal revolution to the field of ESCR? Join the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law for a discussion with David Bilchitz, Professor of Law at the University of Johannesburg and Director of the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC) for an exciting analysis of South Africa’s national legal experiment and a window into its possible future.
Sponsor: Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
URL: http://www.wcl.american.edu/humright/center/images/MakingItRealESCRinSA.jpg
Location: WCL Room 101
Contact Name: Michael Baney
Contact Phone: 202-274-4180
Contact Email: baney@wcl.american.edu
Posted On: 02/26/14

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