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LKI was honoured to have Justice Moseneke, former Deputy Chief Justice of South Africa, addressed a Foreign Policy Round Table on 30 June 2017 where he spoke on “Economic, Social, Cultural Rights: South Africa’s Experience and the International Context”.
Judge Moseneke shared his views on how the economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) in a country’s constitution advances that country’s international standing, as it demonstrates that the state has assumed its obligations to international law and to fundamental rights. He also highlights that ESCR enables citizens and the judiciary to foster accountability and transparency in governance.
The roundtable was attended by the High Commissioner of South Africa, members of the Steering Committee of the Constitutional Assembly, members of the Panel of Experts appointed by the Constitutional Assembly, officials of the Prime Minister’s Office, the Commonwealth Secretariat, Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka, heads of think tanks, members of academic institutions, and the private sector. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Dinusha Panditaratne, Executive Director of LKI.
Click here for the key takeaways of the round table.
Photos: Fluke, by Ruvin de Silva