n South African Law Journal - Constitutional deference, courts and socio-economic rights in South Africa, Kirsty McLean : book reviews

Volume 127, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0258-2503
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2177



In 1996 South Africa joined a number of countries which had included justiciable socio-economic rights in their constitutions. Given the vast disparities in wealth, grinding poverty and the African National Congress's critical document, The Freedom Charter of 1955, it was inevitable that the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 would not be restricted to the protection of first and second generation rights.

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