oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Global responsibility for human rights : World poverty and the development of international law, Margot E. Salomon : book review

Volume 9 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1684-260X



The UN General Assembly launched the international human rights system with the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on 10 December 1948. Over the past 60 years, human rights advocates have focused mainly on civil and political rights, and on the obligations of national governments in relation to the rights of people living under their jurisdiction. In recent years, however, the human rights field of vision has been widened.

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