oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - The African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights : realising its potential

Volume 3 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1684-260X



Extracted from text ... ESR Review ? Vol 3 No 1 4 C ompared to other interna- tional human rights treaties, the African Charter on Human and Peoples? Rights is considered to be a radical document that deals with human rights in a uniquely African way. It is one of the few docu- ments which contains civil and political rights (like the right to free speech) in the same document as socio-economic rights. It also makes provision for the full realisa- tion of socio-economic rights and places an immediate duty on the State to begin to realise them. The socio-economic rights contained in ..

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