SERI Executive Director, Stuart Wilson and Senior Lecturer in Political Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, Julian Brown will today present at the event "Socio-Economic Rights In and Out of the Courtroom", presented by the YTL Centre in Politics, Philosophy & Law.
In this paper, Stuart and Julian seek to disrupt the dichotomy between street-level struggles and struggles waged in the courtroom. By considering the development of political and legal strategies of struggle by community organizations and their interlocutors, they suggest that these struggles are conceptually and practically interlinked. Socio-economic struggles can neither be located purely on the streets nor in the courtroom, but have developed - and continue to develop - in the interchange between them.
They further argue that the study of the development of rights law cannot continue to address decisions in abstract terms, but must consider how they embody particular political struggles - not only of elite political actors, but of South Africa’s large communities of the poor.
Details of the event below:
Date: 28 June 2017
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue: SW1.17, 1st Floor, Somerset House East Wing, Strand Campus, King's College London