Human Rights from a Comparative and International Law Perspective

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Unisa Press, 2007 - 309 pagini
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In terms of the South African Constitution of 1996 there is a general need for an introduction to comparative law and one that covers what is technically known as applied comparative law; more particularly applied comparative law that involves a study of the bills of rights in other countries.

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Introduction to Comparative Law Concept History and Purpose
5
The purposes served by comparative law
13
Conclusion
22
Determining criteria for classification
28
Conclusion
34
The Process of Comparison Problems and Pitfalls
36
On Mixed and Mixing The South African Model and its Future Development
47
Multiculturalism and the Constitution
65
The equal protection clause
148
Protective mechanisms for fundamental rights
154
The Application of International Law and the South African Constitution
163
The Act of State doctrine and state immunity
173
The importance of treaty law
180
The interpretation clause and the role of international law
194
The interpretation approach of the South African courts and the requirement to consider
201
The need to consider foreign law and public international law
214

Introduction to Section B
79
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
86
The enforcement of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
92
The Protection of Human Rights in Germany
99
Some specific fundamental rights
107
The Protection of Human Rights in India
113
The enforcement of fundamental rights in terms of Article 226
119
The protection of fundamental rights
125
The Protection of Human Rights in the United States of America
132
The selective incorporation approach
139
The relevance of international humanitarian law
219
International Human Rights Resources and their Domestic Relevance
225
Institutional developments at the regional level
251
Comparable Provisions on Human Rights Guarantees
265
Right to life
272
Security of the person
283
Socioeconomic rights
289
The right to an effective remedy
295
Index
303
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