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Editorial 2011 (1): Breaking new ground - the only way to go? - p 1

Editorial 2011 (1):  Breaking new ground - the only way to go? - p 1
LDD’s first year as an open-access electronic journal has flown by, and two things can be said: while it’s been a learning curve, we are still just beginning to discover the potential of this medium of publication. Google tells part of the story. Any search for the journal now brings up large numbers of hits. It is ...

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Editorial 2011 (2) : Domestic Workers’ Convention - p 4

Editorial 2011 (2) :  Domestic Workers’ Convention - p 4
On Thursday 16 June 2011 the International Labour Conference, meeting in Geneva for its 100th session, adopted Convention 189 on Domestic Workers (by 396 votes to 16, with 63 abstentions), supported by Recommendation 201 (adopted by 434 votes to 8, with 42 abstentions). This is not the end of the process. The next ...

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Editorial 2011 (3): Kader Asmal's legacy will live on - p 8

Editorial 2011 (3):  Kader Asmal's legacy will live on - p 8
The news of Kader Asmal’s death has left a sense of shock and loss, not only in the UWC community, not only among his comrades in the African National Congress but in many circles of society, in South Africa and abroad, where his forthright and often controversial views found an echo. It comes as a shock because, d...

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Editorial 2011 (4): Seizing the opportunities: Strengthening Parliament’s hand in oversight of the realisation of human rights in South Africa - p 11

Editorial 2011 (4): Seizing the opportunities: Strengthening Parliament’s hand in oversight of the realisation of human rights in South Africa - p 11
This special issue of Law, Democracy & Development focuses on strengthening parliamentary oversight and civil society participation with Parliament to improve the implementation of human rights in South Africa. It has grown out of the work of the Parliamentary Programme at the Community Law Centre, University of the...

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