Complications relating to access to socio-economic rights have existed since the inception of the second generation rights. States perpetually defend restrictions to access by pleading a lack of resources. The last few months have made the unequal access to socio-economic rights ever more clear. The long and continuous dismantling of the welfare state by neoliberal policies have left a crumbling health-system. Similarly, the structural deficiencies in the provision of education, aggravated by those same policies, are ever more concerning, especially in relation to access to technology and the division of educational tasks within the family. The speakers in this seminar will explore some of these issues, addressing how unequal access to socio-economic rights have been dealt with the unfolding of the covid 19 pandemic.
Daniel Bonilla (Universidad de Los Andes)
Tshepo Madlingozi (University of the Witwatersrand)
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