Author Archives: Ali Abid

South Africa: Visit to the Apartheid Museum

On our last day in South Africa, we visited the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. Two days prior we had been to the Constitutional Court; during that visit we got a sense of the future of the country and the transformative nature of their constitution. With our visit to the Apartheid museum we looked to the…
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South Africa: Progressive Realization

The concept of “progressive realization” came up at several points during our visits today, particularly at the South African Human Rights Commission and the Legal Resources Center. The socioeconomic rights in the South African Constitution are somewhat criticized as being something less than “real” because they are framed in terms of access (e.g., “the right…
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