oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Economic inclusion in transitional societies : a necessary prescription for South Africa - feature

Volume 16, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1684-260X



A conversation on the role of economic and social rights within the transitional justice paradigm is way overdue. Transitional justice, as defined by the United Nations, is the full range of processes and mechanisms associated with a society's attempt to come to terms with a legacy of large-scale past abuses of human rights (UN, 2010:2). Determining what makes a society transitional is still a subject of academic debate and inquiry (Roht-Arriaza, 2006:1). However the political, social and historical realities can determine whether a society is ripe for transition.

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