oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - The politics of socio-economic rights in South Africa. Ten years after apartheid : policy review



Extracted from text ... 12 ESR Review vol 5 no 5 The politics of socio-economic rights in South Africa Ten years after apartheid Edgar Pieterse and Mirjam van Donk Although human rights are considered indivisible and interrelated, evidence from around the world suggests that it is more straightforward for states to realise civil and political rights than socio-economic rights. This may be largely so because realising civil and political rights is less resource-intensive and requires less direct state intervention. The rights (of access) to food, water, education, housing, health care and social security are more difficult to realise in practice as they are ..


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