oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - The influence of international human rights law on South African labour and housing law : feature



International law has special significance in South African law, particularly within the framework of the 1996 Constitution of South Africa (the Constitution). The Constitution provides for mechanisms for the direct application (sections 231 and 232) and indirect application of international law (section 39(1)(b)). This paper explores the vital role of international human rights law in South Africa, focusing on labour and housing rights.


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