A Second Look at the South African Human Rights Commission, Access to Information, and the Promotion of Socioeconomic Rights

TitleA Second Look at the South African Human Rights Commission, Access to Information, and the Promotion of Socioeconomic Rights
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsKlaaren, Jonathan
JournalHuman Rights Quarterly
Volume27
Pagination539–561
ISSN0275-0392
AbstractThis article takes a "second look" at the place of the South African Human Rights Commission and its role in the promotion of socioeconomic rights through monitoring. It argues that a "first look" at understanding drew heavily on international concepts of monitoring, including those of violations and progressive realization. These concepts have proven to be of limited usefulness in a national context where the justiciability of socioeconomic rights has been achieved. This "second look" proposes an alternative model of national monitoring of socioeconomic rights, based on greater participation, transparency, and a constitutional right of access to information.
URLhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/20069796
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