oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - A good thing from Nazareth? Stemming the tide of neo-liberalism against socio-economic rights - lessons from the Nigerian case of : case reviews

Volume 15, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1684-260X



During the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1998, Baxi warned that contemporary human rights is being supplanted by '... a trade-related, market-friendly, human rights paradigm' (Baxi 1998: 125 at 163). According to him, the new paradigm requires states to pursue the 'three Ds' of globalisation (deregulation, de-nationalisation and disinvestment), in order to free as much space as possible for global capital (Baxi 1998: 125 at 164).

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