Monitoring economic, social and cultural rights: the South African experience and its lessons for the Australia human rights debate

Event date: 
23 Oct 2009 10:00am
Venue: 
Boardroom, Level 2, Law Building, UNSW, Kensington Campus

 

The Australian Human Rights Centre at UNSW invites you to a Roundtable on Monitoring economic, social and cultural rights: the South African experience and its lessons for the Australia human rights debate. Join us to discuss the South African experience, and to consider the proposals relating to the better protection of economic, social and cultural rights made by the National Human Rights Consultation Committee in its report of 30 September 2009 to the Commonwealth Government. The keynote presenter is Cameron Jacobs fromt he South African Human Rights Commission. .

Cameron Jacobs is a Senior Researcher in the Economic and Social Rights (ESR) Unit at the South African Human Rights Commission. He specifically conducts and manages the research activities in respect of the rights to land, housing and education as well as being responsible for the overall conceptualization and operationalisation of the research activities of the ESR Unit. He also assists in the writing of presentations and journal articles, is the Chairperson of the Commission's Human Rights Development Report. He holds degrees in sociology and public policy from the University of Cape Town and has a background in law. His research interests include land tenure reform, culture and identity and human rights.