Leading experts Penelope Andrews (right), Professor of Law at Valparaiso School of Law, and Susan Bazilli, (pictured in photo at bottom), Director of the International Women's Rights Project (IWRP), which is based jointly at the Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria, Canada, and in Johannesburg, South Africa, have co-edited a new collection on constitutionalism, rights implementation, and the rule of law.
Law and Rights: Global Perspectives on Constitutionalism and Governance (Vandeplas 2009) engages current debates about “the context, substance and meaning of constitutionalism,” using both comparative and municipal approaches.
According to the abstract, the contributors
analyze and interpret these issues from the perspectives of those who administer and implement constitutional mandates, such as legislators and judges. But they also examine constitutionalism from the perspectives of those who especially stand to benefit from constitutional provisions, particularly social and economic rights, and their enforcement.
(The wonderful photo below is of women’s rights advocates at a Women's Legal Rights Program. It is from the IWRP Scrapbook. The women shown are (from left) Mmatshilo Motsei, Bete Mathabela, Sizakele Hlatshwayo, Doo Aphane, and Susan Bazilli.)