oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Litigating socio-economic rights through briefs : conference paper

Volume 10, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1684-260X



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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