Editorial: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70: African Perspectives on Progress and Prospects

Keywords: Universal Declaration of Human Rights, human rights critique, Africa, human rights violations, corruption and human rights

Abstract

This special edition comprises selected papers on critical reflections on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The authors critique the contextual relevance of the UDHR to the implementation of human rights within selected domestic legal systems in Africa.

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References

Ackermann Human Dignity

Ackerman L Human Dignity: Lodestar for Equality in South Africa (Juta Claremont 2012)

Jayawickrama The Judicial Application of Human Rights Law

Jayawickrama N The Judicial Application of Human Rights Law: National, Regional and International Jurisprudence (Cambridge University Press Cambridge 2002)

Jones Constitutional Idolatry and Democracy

Jones BC Constitutional Idolatry and Democracy: Challenging the Infatuation with Writtenness (Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd Cheltenham 2020)

Roberts The Contentious History of the International Bill of Rights

Roberts CN The Contentious History of the International Bill of Rights (Cambridge University Press New York 2015)

Published
2020-08-28
How to Cite
Dube, F., & Agbor, A. A. (2020). Editorial: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70: African Perspectives on Progress and Prospects. Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, 23, 1-5. https://doi.org/10.17159/1727-3781/2020/v23i0a8780
Section
Special Edition: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70