Legal Fund // Regsfonds

Expropriation without compensation

Three sections of the Constitution recognises and entrenches the importance of international law when interpreting and implementing South African law.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) as well as other international treaties such as the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (1986) and the First Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights (1953) recognise the right to property as well as the fact that property can be expropriated. The expropriation of property is, however, always subject to certain conditions. One of these conditions include the payment of “appropriate/adequate” compensation.

The proposed amendment is in conflict with international law and Saai will oppose this amendment on behalf of family farmers.

Onteiening sonder vergoeding

Daar is drie artikels in die Grondwet wat die belangrikheid van internasionale reg erken en onderskryf, in die interpretasie en implementasie van Suid-Afrikaanse reg.

Die Universele Verklaring van Menseregte (1948) en verskeie ander internasionale verdrae soos die Afrika Handves vir Menseregte (1986) en die Eerste Protokol tot die Europese Konvensie vir Menseregte (1953) erken die reg tot eiendom asook die feit dat eiendom onder sekere omstandighede onteien kan word. Onteiening van eiendom is egter altyd onderhewig aan sekere voorwaardes. Een van hierdie voorwaardes is die betaling van “geskikte/genoegsame” vergoeding.

Die voorgestelde wysiging is in stryd met internasionale reg en Saai sal hierdie wysiging namens familieboere teenstaan.

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