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ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Volume 3, Issue 3, 2002
Volume 3, Issue 3, 2002
Non-state actors' responsibility for socio-economic rights : the nature of their obligations under the South African Constitution : feature articleSource: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 3, pp 2 –6 (2002)More Less
Reforming communal land tenure in South Africa : why the draft Communal Land Rights Bill is not the answer : legislation and policyAuthor Ben CousinsSource: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 3, pp 7 –9 (2002)More Less
Extracted from text ... ESR Review ? Vol 3 No 3 7 Legislation Legislation Legislation Legislation Legislation and Policy and Policy and Policy and Policy and Policy T he long-awaited draft Commu- nal Land Rights Bill (the draft Bill) sets out the government?s proposals for resolving urgent land tenure problems in the former ?homeland? areas. The draft Bill has special significance for rural South Africans, most of whom still live in homeland areas, where land is registered in the name of the state. Land tenure problems derive from a lack of adequate legal recognition of communal tenure systems, abuse by powerful elites, the ..
The World Summit on Sustainable Development : implications for socio-economic rights in South Africa : international developmentsAuthor Collette HerzenbergSource: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 3, pp 10 –12 (2002)More Less
Extracted from text ... ESR Review ? Vol 3 No 3 10 T he World Summit on Sustainable Develop- ment (WSSD) took place from 26 August?4 September 2002 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The resultant Plan of Implementation (the Plan) has placed socio-economic rights high on the global develop- ment agenda. The Plan affirms that sustainable development is not an end in itself but a means of realising human rights. Sustainable develop- ment relies on the integration of three interdependent and mutually reinforcing components: economic development, social security and environmental protection. Recognising linkages between social security and economic devel- opment offers a platform for ..
The UN General Assembly Special Session on Children : its implications for children's socio-economic rights : international developmentsAuthor Jacqueline GallinettiSource: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 3, pp 12 –14 (2002)More Less
Extracted from text ... ESR Review ? Vol 3 No 3 12 T he World Summit on Children took place in September 1990, shortly after the adoption of the United Nations (UN) Conven- tion on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 1989. It produced the World Declaration on the Survival, Protection and Devel- opment of Children, and the Plan of Action for implementing the summit declaration. In 1996, the mid-decade review following the 1990 summit stressed that the UN General Assembly should consider holding a special session to examine the extent to which the world?s nations had managed to fulfil their promises ..
Author Mahendra R. ChettySource: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 3, pp 14 –17 (2002)More Less
Extracted from text ... This review focuses on the joint decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal (Supreme Court) in the cases of Ndlovu v Ngcobo and Bekker & Bosch v Jika (later referred to separately as Ndlovu and Bekker respectively). In this decision, the Supreme Court upheld the appeal against the decision of the Natal Provincial Division of the High Court in Ndlovu and dismissed the appeal against the decision of the Full Bench of the Eastern Cape Division of the High Court in Bekker. Essen- tially, it upheld the contention that the Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful Occupation ..
Towards the light of day : an individual complaints procedure under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights : eventsAuthor Sandra LiebenbergSource: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 3, pp 17 –18 (2002)More Less
Extracted from text ... In 1993 the Vienna World Conference on Human Rights resolved that it was time to redress the unequal enforcement mechanisms for human rights under international law. Since 1966 a procedure has existed under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which allows individuals who claim to be victims of violations of the rights in this Covenant to submit a complaint to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee. No similar proce- dure exists under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), which only provides for a periodic reporting system through which state parties? ..
Author Lynn BoezakSource: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 3 (2002)More Less
Extracted from text ... Workshop on HIV/AIDS and the infant's right to nutrition Lynn Boezak T he Socio-Economic Rights Project held a workshop on HIV/Aids and the infant?s right to nutrition on 15 October 2002 in Cape Town. The workshop drew participants from the Department of Health, social workers, medical practitioners, human rights activists and other role-players in the field of HIV/Aids. It aimed to provide a platform for debate and information sharing among the various role- players with a view to creating opportunities for collaborative efforts in tackling the many complex and challenging issues involved. The workshop dealt with the medical and ..
Exploring the core content of socio-economic rights : South African and international perspectives, D. Brand and S. Russell (eds.) : book reviewSource: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 3 (2002)More Less
Extracted from text ... ESR Review ? Vol 3 No 3 19 Book Review D Brand and S Russell (eds.) Exploring the core content of socio-economic rights: South African and international perspectives Pretoria: Protea Book House, 2002 Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa T his book consists of a collection of papers and responses presented at a conference entitled ?The minimum core content of socio- economic rights? held in Pretoria, South Africa in August 2000. The title of the publication might give rise to a misconception that the book has been overtaken by events in South Afria. This misconception might derive from the Constitutional Court?s consideration ..