The Right to Education in South Africa: The Challenges of Remedies and Enforcement
08 Dec 2014, 10 am | Law Boardroom, Oxford Faculty of Law

The OxHRH in partnership with the Oxford Martin School Human Rights for Future Generations Programme is pleased to celebrate International Human Rights Day on December 10 by participating in The Law Society’s Human Rights Week series of lectures and seminars to celebrate human rights. We were delighted to host Cameron McConnachie and Jason Brickhill from the Legal Resource Centre (South Africa). They spoke on the ground breaking cases the LRC has pioneered in South Africa on the right to educations and on the challenges of enforcing remedies to socio-economic rights cases. For information on other seminars in The Law Society Human Rights Week please go here.

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Legal Resources Centre
The LRC aspires towards a fully demo­c­ra­tic equal soci­ety. Our goals are to pro­mote jus­tice using the Con­sti­tu­tion ‚build respect for the rule of law ‚and con­tribute to socio-economic trans­for­ma­tion within South Africa and Beyond.

To strive, both for itself and in its work, for a fully demo­c­ra­tic soci­ety based on the prin­ci­ple of sub­stan­tive equal­ity and to ensure that the prin­ci­ples, rights, and respon­si­bil­i­ties enshrined in our national Con­sti­tu­tion are respected, pro­moted, pro­tected and ful­filled.

To func­tion as an inde­pen­dent, client-based, non-profit pub­lic inter­est law clinic which uses law as an instru­ment of jus­tice and pro­vide legal ser­vices for the vul­ner­a­ble and mar­gin­alised, includ­ing the poor, home­less, and land­less peo­ple and com­mu­ni­ties of South Africa who suf­fer dis­crim­i­na­tion by rea­son of race, class, gen­der, dis­abil­ity or by rea­son of social, eco­nomic, and his­tor­i­cal cir­cum­stances.

To work for a fully demo­c­ra­tic soci­ety and to build respect for the rule of law and con­sti­tu­tional democ­racy; enable the vul­ner­a­ble and mar­gin­alised to assert and develop their rights; pro­mote gen­der and racial equal­ity and oppose all forms of unfair dis­crim­i­na­tion; and con­tribute to the devel­op­ment of a human rights jurispru­dence and to the social and eco­nomic trans­for­ma­tion of soci­ety.

The LRC seeks cre­ative and effec­tive solu­tions by using a range of strate­gies, includ­ing impact lit­i­ga­tion, law reform, par­tic­i­pa­tion in part­ner­ships and devel­op­ment processes, edu­ca­tion and net­work­ing within South Africa, the African con­ti­nent and at the inter­na­tional level.