SERAJ participates in ODAC conference on alternative accommodation in Blikkiesdorp

On 23 October, Professor Sandy Liebenberg and Margot Strauss from the Socio-Economic Rights and Administrative Justice (SERAJ) research group participated in a conference hosted by the Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC) in Cape Town entitled: “Alternative accommodation in South African constitutional law – Does Blikkiesdorp meet the standard?” The Symphony … Read more

SERAJ Member Participates in Workshop on Community-Based Research

SERAJ member Shanelle van der Berg participated in a one-day workshop on community-based research projects, held by Stellenbosch University’s Division for Social Impact on 22 September. The workshop included presentations on the philosophies and principles underlying community-based research projects and case studies demonstrating the value and outcomes of community-based research. … Read more

SERAJ Member Presents Paper at Annual Human Development and Capabilities Association Conference in Washington, DC

SERAJ participant Shanelle van der Berg recently presented a paper at the Annual Human Development and Capabilities Association Conference hosted by Georgetown University in Washington, DC from 13 to 16 September. The theme for this year’s conference was Capabilities on the Move: Mobility and Aspirations. Shanelle’s conference paper focused on … Read more

SERAJ Participants Present Guest Lecture for Students from Northeastern University’s Social Enterprise Institute

On 27 July, two doctoral candidates in the Socio-Economic Rights & Administrative Justice Research Project (SERAJ), Margot Strauss and Shanelle van der Berg, presented a guest lecture for a group of 40 undergraduate students from Northeastern University’s Social Enterprise Institute (SEI) at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business in Boston, Massachusetts. The guest … Read more

SERAJ doctoral candidate receives Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs research scholarship

Anneth Amin, a doctoral candidate and member of the Socio-Economic Rights and Administrative Justice Research Group (SERAJ), has received a full research scholarship from the Finish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to conduct research at the Institute for Human Rights at the Åbo Akademi University in Åbo/Turku, Finland. Through this scholarship, … Read more

Advanced Course on the Justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights – 2015

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Advanced Course on the Justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 16-20 November 2015 The Advanced Course on the Justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which is co-organised by the Åbo Akademi Institute for Human Rights, Åbo Akademi University; the Socio-Economic Rights & Administrative Justice Research … Read more

Alumni: Demichelle Petherbridge

Demichelle Petherbridge has a BComm LLB from the University of Stellenbosch and has obtained a certificate in International and European Legal studies at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. In 2014, she completed her Practical Legal Training through the Legal Education and Development School for Legal Practice, and in March 2015, … Read more

The Equal Rights Trust releases resource on utilising equality to advance economic and social rights

In December of 2014, the Equal Rights Trust, which is an independent organisation dedicated to promoting equality, released a publication on advancing Economic and Social Rights (ESRs). This substantial report, titled: Economic and Social Rights in the Courtroom: A litigator’s guide to using equality and non-discrimination to advance economic and … Read more

Advanced Course on the Justiciability of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights from 17-21 November 2014

From the 17th to the 21st of November of this year, doctoral candidate Tarryn Bannister participated in the annual intensive one-week advanced course on the justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The course was organised and facilitated by the Institute for Human Rights, which is situated at Åbo Akademi … Read more

SERAJ Represented at Conference on Twenty Years of South African Constitutionalism

SERAJ was represented at a recent conference on Twenty Years of South African Constitutionalism: Constitutional Rights, Judicial Independence and the Transition to Democracy hosted by New York Law School from 13-16 November 2014. The conference celebrated twenty years of South African constitutionalism, but also focused on the challenges currently faced … Read more