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The Golden Jubilee of the Mauritian Bill of Rights: A Milestone to Celebrate or Time for Reflections?

  • Ashwanee BudooEmail author
  • Roopanand Amar Mahadew
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Abstract

The Mauritian Bill of Rights, that has ensured that the country has good human rights records, celebrated its golden jubilee in March 2018. This milestone provided an opportunity for reflections on its contents. This chapter elaborates on some key provisions that have extensively ensured human rights protection of Mauritian citizens. It then critically assesses the contents of the Bill of Rights with the view of underlining the limitations of the document to ensure the maximum protection of the human rights of Mauritian citizens. It proposes reforms such as redefining some civil and political rights, the inclusion of economic, social and cultural rights, the inclusion of actio popularis and a shift from dualist to monist state.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa
  2. 2.University of MauritiusMokaMauritius

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