Social and Economic Justice

The South African Constitution contains extensive social and economic rights. The interpretation of these rights, most markedly by the Constitutional Court itself, thus far had to rely on a tradition of jurisprudence that is based on the theory and practice of individual human rights. The aim of the project is to develop a theoretical framework that will provide a basis for the equitable and consistent application of social and economic rights.

Project leader(s):
  • Andre van der Walt (Stellenbosch)
STIAS fellow(s):
  • Greg Alexander (Cornell)
  • Aeyal Gross (Tel-Aviv)
  • Istvan Pogany (Warwick)
Publication(s):

Theories of Social and Economic Justice – A.J. van der Walt (editor); Stellenbosch: SUN MeDIA (2005).