David Bilchitz’s current research focuses on the relationship between business and human rights. His book, Poverty and Fundamental Rights: the Justification and Enforcement of Socio-Economic Rights was published by Oxford University Press in 2007. David has a BA (Hons) LLB cum laude from Wits University, graduated with an MPhil in Philosophy from St John's College, University of Cambridge in 2001 and with a PHD in political philosophy and law from the same university in 2004. He has several other publications in areas that include the Law of Evidence, Socio-Economic Rights, and Persons and Family law. His research interests include the intersection between political philosophy and constitutional law and the institutional implications in a wide-range of diverse areas.
Mazibuko Kanyiso Jara is a 2012 Social Entrepreneurs-in-Residence at Stanford University candidate, and a research associate at UCT Law’s Race and Gender Research Unit. She examines the future of underdeveloped rural areas in the former homelands, which are increasingly shaped by various conflicts and contradictions: between the constitution and the official version of customary law, between custom and rights, between traditional councils and municipalities, between rural dwellers and tribal authorities, between rural women and patriarchal tribal institutions, and between imposed tribal institutions and local experiments with community-based systems.