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Pushing Boundaries: Building a Community of Practice at the Intersection of Human Rights and Economics

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This research article, authored by the Center for Economic and Social Rights’ Director of Strategy and Learning, Allison Corkery, IEJ Director, Gilad Isaacs, and IEJ alum, Carilee Osborne, draws on a year-long project to build a community of practice at the nexus of human rights and economic justice, primarily in South Africa. 

South Africa is an illustrative context in which to explore cross-disciplinary engagement. While it has one of the most progressive constitutions in the world and a vibrant human rights community, the government has neglected rights in economic policymaking. 

This article considers the theoretical, methodological, and strategic opportunities and challenges involved in overcoming such contradictions.