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oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - A critique of the African Commission's draft principles and guidelines on economic, social and cultural rights in the African Charter : conference paper

Volume 11, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1684-260X

 

Abstract

After a chequered era of inertia and jurisprudential inconsistency, the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (African Commission), through its Working Group on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Africa, has eventually come up with two instruments aimed at charting pathways to the implementation of the economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) components of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights (African Charter), as well as guidelines to moderate the dissonance of states parties' approaches to their reporting obligations under the African Charter. These two instruments, namely, the Principles and Guidelines on the Implementation of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (principles and guidelines) and the draft State Reporting Guidelines for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the African Charter (state reporting guidelines), indeed constitute a remarkable milestone in elevating the otherwise subdued status of ESCRs in the African Charter.

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2010-11-01
2016-12-10

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