SA’s failures in the international human-rights system

Lukas Muntingh's discussion of South Africa's failures in the in the internation human rights system was published on Thought Leader, a leading online opinion forum, in October 2014.

Muntingh argues that while government officials and politicians are eager to tell the public about human rights and our liberal constitution, it appears that they are less than forthcoming when they have to report on an international level on actual measures taken to fulfil constitutional and human-rights treaty obligations. The fact of the matter is that there are indeed a number of notable achievements to report on, such as the recent criminalisation of torture in domestic law and the extent of social security provided to the poor.

The full article is available here.

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