Ubuntu in the Age of Human Rights
Ubuntu describes a set of universal moral principles guiding conduct that tends to preserve the integrity, stability and cohesion of a community through which its members enjoy identity, freedom and dignity for themselves and behave in a way that tends to promote the well-being of others.
Ubuntu is linked to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and their attainment. Ubuntu in the Age of Human Rights reveals and elaborates on the links between ubuntu and the SDGs. It will be updated annually, in line with emerging jurisprudence.
In the coming years, this work will provide the global legal fraternity with substantial opportunities to enrich its own thinking by observing ubuntu where it is manifest in judicial decision-making generally. Each contribution addresses the challenges of reconciling the collectivity of ubuntu with the individuality of human rights, beginning with a systematic consideration of the concept of ubuntu and its application to water as human right and to climate justice.
Subsequent volumes will address ubuntu and land, ubuntu and resource rights, and ubuntu and restorative justice.