n Law, Democracy & Development - Monitoring the implementation of socio-economic rights in South Africa : some lessons from the international community

Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1028-1053
  • E-ISSN: 2077-4907



The real test for commitment to human rights norms lies in the mechanisms that are put in place for their enforcement. In order to ensure that socio-economic rights do not end up as mere paper rights, the progress made in realising these rights must be closely monitored. Monitoring must be designed to give a detailed overview of the existing situation, The principal value of such an overview is to enable the people to determine how government has performed in respect of the implementation of human rights, including socio-economic rights.

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