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’n Teologies-etiese perspektief op die beskerming van sosio-ekonomiese regte

H.M. Zwemstra, J.M. Vorster
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 38, No 4 | a449 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v38i4.449 | © 2004 H.M. Zwemstra, J.M. Vorster | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 01 August 2004 | Published: 01 August 2004

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H.M. Zwemstra, Skool vir Kerkwetenskappe, Noordwes-Universiteit, Potchefstroomkampus, South Africa
J.M. Vorster, Skool vir Kerkwetenskappe, Noordwes-Universiteit, Potchefstroomkampus, South Africa

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Abstract

A theological-ethical perspective on the protection of socio-economic rights

In the human rights discourse the question is no longer asked whether human rights must be protected by a constitution, but rather which human rights must be protected by a constitution. The contemporary question is specifically pointed at the issue whether socio-economic rights must be protected by a con-stitution and to what extent. In this article socio-economic rights and their protection are evaluated from a theological-ethical perspective. This approach includes the investigation of certain Biblical themes and parts of Scripture from the Old and New Testament. The findings of this investigation indicate that socio-economic rights are very important human rights that should be protected as effectively as possible.

Keywords

Socio-Economic Rights; South African Constitution; Safeguarding Of Fundamental Rights; Theological-Ethical Evaluation Of Human Rights

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