In Chapter 2 Seleoane examines what human rights are and he uses this exercise as a basis, in Chapter 3, for inquiring whether socio-economic rights deserve to be approached with circumspection. In Chapter 4, he enquires into the methodological strengths and weaknesses of a study conducted by the SAHRC in the implementation of socio-economic rights in South Africa in 1998, the period considered, and examines the findings thereof in Chapter 5. Conclusions about accountability and the monitoring of government policy are drawn in Chapter 6, assisting the understanding of researchers, students and the public of socio-economic rights.
List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
1. Introduction to the Study
1.2 Aim of Study
2. What is a Human Right?
2.1 The Bill of Rights
2.2 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
2.3 Natural Law
2.4 Human Rights as Human Needs
2.5 The Law and Human Rights
2.6 Are Human Rights Unconditional?
2.7 The Obligations of Human Rights
3. Socio-Economic Rights
3.2 Socio-Economic Rights in South Africa
3.3 Socio-Economic Rights: The Stepsister of Civil and Political Rights?
4. Monitoring Socio-Economic Rights: Some Methodological Issues
4.2 Data Collection of the South African Human Rights Commission
4.3 Methodological Issues
5. Implementation of Socio-Economic Rights in South Africa - A Critique
5.2 The SAHRC's Analysis and Evaluation of the Data