Wednesday, 11 June 2008 - 1:00am


Transformative Constitutionalism and Socio-Economic Rights

5.30 pm, Wednesday 11 June

Rhodes House, Oxford

Chief Justice Pius Langa, Chief Justice of South Africa

Chief Justice Pius Langa
This keynote lecture opened our two-day workshop on Adjudicating Socio-Economic Rights, and addressed the relationship between the entrenchment and enforceability of socio-economic rights in South Africa.

Chief Justice Langa argued that the Constitution is best understood as a manifesto for positive transformation towards an equal society.

Audio of Chief Justice's lecture
(50 minutes)

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