The Claude Leon Foundation


SECTION27 was established in May 2010. It is a public interest law centre that seeks to influence, develop and use the law to protect, promote and advance human rights. Section 27 of the South African Constitution argues that everyone has the right to have access to:

1. health care services, including reproductive health care;
2. sufficient food and water; and
3. social security, including, if they are unable to support themselves and their dependants, appropriate social assistance.

SECTION27 seeks to contribute towards the progressive realisation of these socio-economic rights, with a particular focus on the right of access to health-care services, the positive and negative obligations the Constitution places on public and private bodies, and the legal and political conditions necessary for sustaining rights under the rule of law.

The Claude Leon Foundation is proud to be associated with Section 27. It is annually sponsoring the employment of two law student interns and one Fellow in the organisation for the period 2011-2013.


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