The Foundation for Law, Justice and SocietyThe Foundation for Law, Justice and Society was established in Oxford in 2005.
It has three principal objectives:
to study and reflect on the role of law in international, regional, and national affairs;
to identify issues of contemporary interest and importance for detailed study;
to inform policy by making the work of researchers and scholars more accessible to practitioners, whether in government, business, or the law
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Adjudicating Socio-Economic Rights
These reports and policy briefs document the lecture and presentations at a conference that brought together our Social Contract and Courts programmes to examine the role that courts can play in shaping socio-economic rights.
The report describes the South African experience, as related by Chief Justice Pius Langa, in which socio-economic rights are succesfully enshrined in the constitution and upheld by constitutional courts. Other areas covered by the policy briefs include the effect of international human rights treaties on socio-economic rights legislation, constitutional socio-economic rights in Central Europe, and court involvement in upholding the right to health and the right to housing.
Contributors: Daniel Butt, Geraldine Van Bueren, Paul Hunt, Rajat Khosla, Wojciech Sadurski, Richard Clary, Daniel Smilov