Introduction to Human Rights Law
Author(s): Avinash Govindjee Dave Holness Glenn Goosen Glynis van der Walt Lilla Crouse Marius Olivier Nazreen Shaik-Peremanov Rosaan Kruger Willene Holness Yonatan Fessha
Formats: eBook Paperback
eBook ISBN: 9780409122008
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While a great deal has been written on the topic already, this textbook focuses on introducing human rights law in a comprehensive but easy-to-understand manner to the benefit of both lecturers and students. It is hoped that this work will assist lecturers who teach the subject at first- or second-year level, both in the LLB degree and other university programmes, as well as non-governmental organisations and others parties who train their staff or stakeholders in basic principles of the law. The book should also benefit students by covering the breadth of human rights law directly applicable to students studying law in South Africa.
The text contains a number of scenarios to help readers grasp the material being discussed by illustrating relevant constitutional principles and issues. Cases are integrated into the text in a manner that should facilitate an understanding of their application. This book contains complete court judgments, statutes, a bibliography and questions to respective chapters which will assist lecturers and students in finding their way beyond the book at whatever level they deem appropriate.
This book has been deliberately written in a manner that seeks to be comprehensible without avoiding any of the complicated topics which require explanation. It is a reality that many students studying law in South Africa are at a disadvantage in that English is a second or third language for them. The authors have identified this issue as a serious transformation challenge and have tried to introduce complicated concepts in a simple way.