First published in 1999, this edited collection of essays explores various perspectives on making rights work in South Africa, Canada, the USA and the UK, along with pieces on gender, political, LGBT and British legal rights. The volume was inspired by recent strides forward at the time, including the South African Constitution adopted on the 8th of May 1996, and sought to provide a snapshot of rights debates at the time.
Table of Contents
1. Making Rights Work – The South African Experience. Albie Sachs. 2. The Struggle for Women’s Rights in South Africa. Fayeeza Kathree. 3. Afrikaner Perceptions of Self-Determination. Johan De Waal. 4. The Protection of Language Rights in South Africa’s Interim Constitution. Paul Farlam. 5. Lessons from the Demise of Bophuthatswana. Stephen Nthite. 6. Making Rights Work. John Griffith. 7. The Genesis of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Mark R. MacGuigan. 8. Anti-Discrimination Law in Canada: Human Rights Commissions and the Search for Equality. John Hucker. 9. Gender Equality and the Canadian Charter: Making Rights Work for Women? Mary Jane Mossman. 10. Rainbow’s End: Getting Gay Rights Right. Helen Power. 11. The Genesis of a European Law for the Protection of Minorities. Alain Fenet. 12. Limiting the Freedom to Protest: Legal Responses to Direct Action. Fiona Donson. 13. Rapporteur: Perspectives on ‘Making Rights Work’. Stanley Ingber.