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ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RIGHTS, JUSTICE AND THE LAW

Categories: LST Review

Keywords: Economic, Social Rights, Justice, Law.

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ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RIGHTS, 
JUSTICE AND LAW
The October Issue of the Review focuses on economic and social rights in the context of both constitutional reforms and transitional justice. Writing on constitutionalizing economic and social rights, Gehan Gunatilleke argues that these ‘positive’ rights - in contrast to civil and political ‘negative’ rights - be enumerated within the bounds of minimum core 
obligations and the idea of progressive realization of rights. Evert Waeterloos and Sara Janssens reflect on South Africa’s land reforms and draw attention to the 
need for a balance between restitution and 
redistribution to ensure stability, development and justice in the long term. The Issue also carries two submissions to the Consultation Task Force on 
Reconciliation Mechanisms (CTF) on Economic Reparations, and the Malaiyaha Makkal (Up-Country Tamil people). These submissions highlight the need for ‘transformative reparations’ and the integration of reparations with economic and social policy. Naazima Kamardeen discusses the Supreme Court’s Special 
Determination on the Right to Information Bill, including the implications of the Court’s opinion that the term “national security” should encompass certain aspects of economic policy.

Publisher: Law & Society Trust
Series: LST Review