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Social Exclusion in Deeply Divided Societies: A Socioeconomic Rights-approach to Transitional Justice

Read the whole piece in E-International Relations This paper claims that socioeconomic rights must be part of social reconstruction in deeply divided societies because the lack thereof lies at the core of the conflicts we aim to transform. The essay … Continue reading

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Do not obviate the socioeconomic context of the platinum mine killings in South Africa

On 16 August, 34 workers were killed and at least 78 injured after police opened fire on striking miners at the Lonmin-owned platinum Marikana mine in South Africa. Over the years, South Africans have witnessed several instances of confrontation between … Continue reading

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Landmark ruling upholds right to truth

South Africa’s Constitutional Court recently made a landmark ruling on the right to truth (The Citizen and others v McBride, decided on 8 April 2011). The question before the South African Constitutional Court was whether a person convicted of murder … Continue reading

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