Justiciability of Socio-economic Rights at the Domestic Level

Frans Viljoen

in International Human Rights Law in Africa

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9780199218585
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191696107 | DOI:
Justiciability of Socio-economic Rights at the Domestic Level

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This chapter focuses on poverty – one of the bleakest features in the African landscape – and the role (and potential role) in its eradication played by justiciable socio-economic rights in the domestic law of African states. As these rights have been articulated as justiciable in the African regional, but only to a very limited extent in the global, human rights system, their domestic justiciability is both a reflection and an extension of international human rights law.

Keywords: African states; poverty; socio-economic rights; human rights; domestic justiciability

Chapter.  8850 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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