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ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Volume 5, Issue 1, 2004
Volume 5, Issue 1, 2004
Source: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 5, pp 1 –2 (2004)More Less
Extracted from text ... Editorial Sibonile Khoza to page 2 This widely articulated right is meaningless to those who still face endemic hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity. To them, it is a mere aspiration. Recent developments, however, demonstrate that serious attention is being given to this problem from various angles. In this edition, we feature articles that analyse the potential of these developments for ensuring increased access to food by everyone. The feature article explores the role of framework legislation in protecting the constitutional right to food in South Africa. In doing so, it discusses the international jurisprudence on the elements of framework ..
Source: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 5, pp 3 –5 (2004)More Less
Extracted from text ... 3 FEATURE The advent of constitutional democracy means little to the majority of South Africans, who still face endemic hunger and malnutrition. For them, the constitutional protection of the right to food remains an aspiration. Protecting the right to food in South Africa The role of framework legislation Sibonile Khoza tive and other measures to achieve the progressive realisation of the right. In Government of South Africa v Grootboom and others (2000) (Grootboom), the Constitutional Court emphasised the importance of framework legislation in realising socio-economic rights. The Bill's drafting signifies the Government's commitment to meeting the constitutional obligations ..
Reading the right to food into the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights : Africa's regional developmentsAuthor Christopher MbaziraSource: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 5, pp 5 –7 (2004)More Less
Extracted from text ... Reading the right to food into the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights Christopher Mbazira The African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights (the Charter) of 1981 is the principal regional instrument protecting human and peoples' rights in Africa. It incorporates a wide range of socio-economic rights, including the rights to property, to work under favourable conditions and equal pay for equal work, to health, to education, family rights and the right to self-determination. However, the Charter does not expressly recognise the right to food. It also does not recognise the right to an adequate standard of ..
Enforcing the right to food in India : the impact of social activism : comparative case law : focus on IndiaAuthor Kamayani Bali MahabalSource: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 5, pp 7 –11 (2004)More Less
Extracted from text ... Enforcing the right to food in India The impact of social activism Kamayani Bali Mahabal There is an extremely high prevalence of hunger in India. Natural disasters such as floods and droughts worsen the situation. A large section of the population leads a hand-to-mouth existence on a daily basis. Although the country's food stocks have increased to more than 65 million tonnes in recent years and the food subsidy is nearing Rupees 30, 000 crores (1 crore= 100 000; 1 Rupee= R6.77 or US $0.022 as at 18 March 2003), hunger and malnutrition continue to terrorise poor people. ..
Author Margret VidarSource: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 5, pp 11 –14 (2004)More Less
Extracted from text ... Towards Voluntary Guidelines on the right to adequate food Margret Vidar The right to an adequate standard of living, including food, clothing and housing, was proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. It was subsequently codified in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) of 1966 (art. 11). It has also been recognised expressly or implicitly in a number of other regional and international instruments. However, the global reaffirmation and recognition of the right to food is not sufficient by itself. The right must be understood and the corresponding obligations implemented and ..
Source: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 5 (2004)More Less
Extracted from text ... UPDATES to Food, delegates from 93 members of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), observers from the Holy See and representatives of 17 international non-governmental organisations. The meeting was a follow-up to the second IGWG session held on 27-29 October 2003, at which delegates and stakeholders gave their views on the draft Voluntary Guidelines prepared by the Bureau. At this meeting, it was agreed that negotiations would be conducted on the basis of the draft prepared by the Bureau. It was also agreed that the secretariat would summarise the debate and compile the proposals into a report to be ..
Realising the right of children growing up in child-headed households, Julia Sloth Nielson : book reviewSource: ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa 5 (2004)More Less
Extracted from text ... The Project is glad to an nounce the release of its new lay publication, entitled Realising the right of children growing up in child-headed households. Written by Prof. Julia Sloth Nielson and edited by Sibonile Khoza and Sandra Liebenberg, this publication is aimed at presenting, in an accessible form, some of the main legal and policy issues concerning to child-headed households. It highlights some of the barriers that affect the rights of this group of children and explores areas where advocacy initiatives could promote a better legal framework. The publication comprises six parts. Part 1 provides a brief introduction ..