oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Litigating socio-economic rights through amicus briefs : conference paper
|Article Title||Litigating socio-economic rights through amicus briefs : conference paper|
|© Publisher:||Dullah Omar Institute|
|Journal||ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa|
|Publication Date||Mar 2009|
|Pages||7 - 10|
The Constitution of South Africa (the Constitution) is characterised by its extensive commitment to socio-economic rights. The courts are mandated to translate these rights into enforceable legal claims, primarily by deciding on the constitutionality of any law or conduct. This includes deciding whether a given law, policy or conduct is consistent with socio-economic rights.
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