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ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Volume 14, Issue 3, 2013
Volume 14, Issue 3, 2013
Source: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 14 (2013)More Less
This issue of the ESR Review coincides with the celebration of Human Rights Day in Africa on 21 October, which commemorates the coming into force of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights (the African Charter). The African Charter, which is almost universally ratified by member states of the African Union, was adopted in 1981 but came into force on 21 October 1986.
Author Brian RaySource: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 14, pp 3 –5 (2013)More Less
"I cannot and do not claim to have any knowledge of town planning, urban development, provision of housing or budgeting therefore or management of large corporations. But I do believe the questions to which I require answers will propel the City into (if not a whirl) at least a flow of directed and focused action (Hlophe v City of Johannesburg,  ZAGPJHC 98, 3 May 2013, at para 27) (Hlophe)." This disclaimer was part of a remarkable judgment by Judge Kathy Satchwell of the South Gauteng High Court in a case addressing the City of Johannesburg's repeated failures over a period of 11 months to comply with an order to house a group of people facing eviction from a privately owned building in the city centre.
Author Wouter Van GinnekenSource: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 14, pp 6 –9 (2013)More Less
The Social Protection Floor (SPF) is an indispensable tool for achieving the eradication of extreme poverty by 2030, which appears likely to be retained as the key objective for the post-2015 development agenda. The 2012 report of the UN Secretary-General entitled Realizing the Future We Want for All provides a broad conceptual framework within which the post-2015 development agenda can be shaped (UNDP 2012). This report proposes that the post-2015 agenda format remains based on concrete end goals and targets, but reorganised along four key dimensions of a more holistic approach.
Source: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 14, pp 9 –10 (2013)More Less
This publication addresses a very important topic with implications for poverty reduction in many societies. It summarises and analyses arguments presented to the Human Rights Council and the General Assembly in the last three years by the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Magdalena Sepulveda, who was appointed to this post in 2008.