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ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Volume 14, Issue 1, 2013
Volume 14, Issue 1, 2013
Source: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 14 (2013)More Less
This is the first issue of the ESR Review for 2013. As the set date for the eight Millennium Development Goals draws near, recent debate has focused on the post-2015 agenda. For many developing countries, particularly those in Africa, the need to sustain the fight against poverty and disease remains pivotal. Therefore, any discussion for the post-2105 agenda must necessarily include how African countries can adopt measures that will improve the living conditions of their people.
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Water is essential for the survival of all human beings. However, in Kenya access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities is limited: an estimated 41% of the population relies on unprotected wells, springs or informal water providers (WHO & UNICEF, Progress on Sanitation and Drinking-Water, 2010) while 69% do not have access to safe and hygienic toilets or latrines. Types of water uses vary, based on the individual customs of communities: while all communities need water for drinking, cooking, hygiene, agriculture and livestock, some communities also use it for religious ceremonies. The importance of water and its primacy for many cultures has prompted debates on recognising the right to water as a self-standing and independent human right.
Interview with the Office of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights on the guiding principles on extreme poverty and human rights : interviewSource: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 14, pp 6 –8 (2013)More Less
Colloquium on the application of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights by South African Courts : colloquiumSource: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 14, pp 10 –11 (2013)More Less
In November 2012 the Socio-Economic Rights Project of the Community Law Centre at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) convened a colloquium on the application of the African Charter on Human and People Rights by South African Courts. The colloquium brought together scholars across Africa, members of the African Commission, advocates and judges including justices of the South Africa Constitutional Court, government officials and other stakeholders.