The Protection of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Africa: International, Regional and National Perspectives

The Protection of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Africa: International, Regional and National Perspectives

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The Protection of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Africa: International, Regional and National Perspectives by Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa

The Protection of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Africa critiques the three main models of constitutionally protecting economic, social and cultural rights in Africa - direct, indirect and hybrid models. It examines the choices that states have made, how the models have worked, whether they have been tested in litigation and the jurisprudence that has arisen. The book analyses the protection of the economic, social and cultural rights in a range of African countries: Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Uganda. Leading legal academics explore how these rights feature at the regional and sub-regional levels, as well as the link between domestic and international mechanisms of enforcement.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781316625866
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/21/2018
Pages: 607
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x (d)

About the Author

Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa is Professor of Law and former Head of the Department of Public Law at the University of Cape Town. He has authored a number of books on law and is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Malawi Law Journal. He has published, taught and supervised postgraduate students on economic, social and cultural rights.

Lilian Chenwi is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Law. She has published widely, and has taught and supervised postgraduate students on economic, social and cultural rights. She is a co-recipient of the Vera Chirwa Human Rights Award for her contributions to the development of economic, social and cultural rights in South Africa through academic research, publication, teaching and litigation.

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction: 1. The protection of economic, social and cultural rights in Africa Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa and Lilian Chenwi; Part II. International Protection: 2. Direct protection of economic, social and cultural rights in international law Lilian Chenwi and Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa; 3. Indirect protection of economic, social and cultural rights in international law Martin Scheinin; Part III. African Regional and Sub-Regional Protection: 4. The protection of economic, social and cultural rights under the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights Manisuli Ssenyonjo; 5. The protection of women's economic, social and cultural rights in Africa Rebecca Brown and Judy Oder; 6. Socio-economic rights under the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child: progress and prospects Julia Sloth-Nielsen; 7. Protection of the economic, social and cultural rights of older persons and persons with disabilities in the African regional system Lilian Chenwi; 8. Group rights and the protection of economic, social and cultural rights in Africa Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa; 9. Regional institutional and remedial arrangements for the judicial enforcement of socio-economic rights in Africa Frans Viljoen; 10. Sub-regional judicial enforcement of economic, social and cultural rights Solomon T. Ebobrah; Part IV. Domestic Constitutional Protection Models and Jurisprudence: 11. Direct constitutional protection of economic, social and cultural rights in South Africa Sandra Liebenberg; 12. Direct constitutional protection of economic, social and cultural rights under Kenya's 2010 Constitution Godfrey Odongo and Godfrey Musila; 13. Direct constitutional protection of economic, social and cultural rights in Lusophone legal systems: Angola and Mozambique Aquinaldo C. Mandlate, Joao Nhampossa and Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa; 14. Direct constitutional protection of economic, social and cultural rights in Francophone legal systems: Senegal Fatimata Diallo; 15. Ethiopia's hybrid constitutional protection of economic, social and cultural rights Sisay A. Yeshanew; 16. Uganda's hybrid constitutional protection of economic, social and cultural rights Christopher Mbazira; 17. Ghana's hybrid constitutional protection of economic, social and cultural rights Peter A. Atupare; 18. Indirect constitutional protection of economic, social and cultural rights in Nigeria Enyinna S. Nwauche; 19. Indirect constitutional protection of economic, social and cultural rights in Cameroon Atangcho N. Akonumbo.

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