oa South African Journal of Bioethics and Law - Clinical forensic medicine and human rights - doctors as human rights defenders

Volume 2, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1999-7639



The Bill of Rights is the cornerstone of democracy in South Africa, and enshrines rights of all people in South Africa. This imposes a duty on the state to respect, protect, fulfil and promote these rights. Organs of state and certain persons, including medical practitioners, have duties arising from the Bill of Rights.

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