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The Role of Courts in the Enforcement of Socio-Economic Rights under the 2013 Constitution of Zimbabwe

Africa's Public Service Delivery and Performance Review


 
 
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Title The Role of Courts in the Enforcement of Socio-Economic Rights under the 2013 Constitution of Zimbabwe
 
Creator Ndhlovu, N.
 
Subject — Law enforcement; Courts; Judiciary; Socio-economic rights; Constitution; Zimbabwe
Description The aim of this paper is to illustrate that courts play an important role in the domestic protection of socio-economic rights. In order to ensure that socio-economic rights are effectively protected and enforced, this paper identifies and discusses the framework for protecting socio-economic rights under the 2013 Constitution. The paper discusses the role of the courts in the domestic framework for protecting socio-economic rights under the 2013 Constitution. Secondly, the study discusses the role of the courts in the protection of socio-economic rights. The paper further identifies some of the major conceptual and practical challenges that are likely to arise in the adjudication of socio-economic rights. In that regard, the study attempts to come up with solutions meant to overcome the conceptual and practical challenges that are faced in the enforcement of socio-economic rights. For example, instead of adopting a purely legal-centric approach in interpreting socio-economic rights, it is suggested that courts should adopt a multidisciplinary approach taking into account founding values, historical background, political background, international human rights law norms and comparative law.
 
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
 
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Date 2015-12-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/apsdpr.v3i4.97
 
Source Africa’s Public Service Delivery and Performance Review; Vol 3, No 4 (2015); 29-56 2310-2152 2310-2195
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://www.apsdpr.org/index.php/apsdpr/article/view/97/96
 
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