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Public Interest Litigation Strategies for Advancing Human Rights in Domestic Systems of Law


Vinodh Jaichand


International Human Rights Exchange

October 17, 2003

SUR International Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 1, pp. 127-142, 2004

Abstract:     
In order to advance human rights on needs to approach courts to clarify what the content of the rights is for a group of people. When the international and regional human rights norms are internalised through implementation into a domestic system, you have fertile ground for public interest litigation. The suggested conclusion is that there has been a gradual evolution in terms of the development of a body of law on human rights, moving from the international, regional and domestic systems.

The article focuses on the practice of public interest litigation in South Africa as it discusses questions of access to justice, clinical legal education and legal aid to the population. As an illustration of strategies in public interest litigation, the author analyses the suit brought against the government by an action campaign for the treatment of HIV/AIDS.

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Keywords: Public Interest Litigation, civil society, strategies, legal aid

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Vinodh Jaichand, Public Interest Litigation Strategies for Advancing Human Rights in Domestic Systems of Law (October 17, 2003). SUR International Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 1, pp. 127-142, 2004. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1742350

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Vinodh Jaichand (Contact Author)
International Human Rights Exchange ( email )
1 Jan Smuts Ave
Braamfontein
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South Africa
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