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Introduction to socio-economic rights in the South African Constitution

Volume: Volume 2(2) - 1998

Article type: Refereed article

Author/s: Heyns, Christof and Brand, Danie

Christof Heyns and Danie Brand outline the initial debate over the inclusion of socio-economic rights in the 1993 South African Constitution and their eventual formulation in the 1996 Constitution. The authors distinguish between the norm-setting and norm-enforcement provisions relating to socio-economic rights.

They point out that although a number of constitutions recognise socio-economic rights as human rights, the South African Constitution may be unique in that it provides for their judicial enforcement and a domestic reporting procedure.

About the author/s

Danie Brand

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria and Researcher, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria

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Christof Heyns

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