oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - The relevance of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for older persons in South Africa : conference paper



The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 (UDHR) recognises that '[a]ll human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights' (article 1). This equality in dignity and rights applies irrespective of age. The UDHR further states that '[a]ll are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law' (article 7).


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