Constitution Court Review Now Freely Available Online

by | May 8, 2017

As part of Juta’s ongoing commitment to the academic enterprise, the publisher is making a select number of premier publications available via open access. It chose the Constitution Court Review both because of the outstanding caliber of writing and international sweep and reputations of its authors. All volumes of the Constitutional Court Review can now be read for free on an open access, dedicated website Print versions of Volume V and VI (and all forthcoming issues) can also be purchased directly from Juta Law.

The Constitutional Court Review, an accredited, peer-reviewed international journal of record, tracks the work of South Africa’s highest court. Renowned domestic and international authors reflect on recent case law in order to assess more general, long-term trends in the Constitutional Court’s jurisprudence. Both the Academy of Science of South Africa and the Department of Higher Education and Training have recognised the Constitutional Court Review as a truly remarkable publication. They noted the high calibre of writing, the global sweep of institutions represented and its clear commitment to demographic diversity and the development of aspirant academics. A number of highly rated National Research Foundation academics serve as editors on an impressive editorial committee.

A complete list of the contributors is beyond the scope of this letter, but it encompasses: Frank Michelman (Harvard); Tshepo Madlingozi (Pretoria); Catherine O’Regan (Constitutional Court Justice, Emeritus); Andre Van Walt (Stellenbosch); Dikgang Moseneke (Deputy Chief Justice, Constitutional Court, Emeritus); Rosalind Dixon (Chicago); Karl Klare (Northeastern); Cora Hoexter (Witwatersrand); Dire Tladi (United Nations); Lilian Chenwi (Witwatersrand); Sanele Sibanda (Witwatersrand); Sujit Choudhry (Berkeley); Katharine Young (Boston College); Samuel Issacharoff: (New York University); Theunis Roux (New South Wales); Cathi Albertyn (Witwatersrand); Martin Krygier (New South Wales); David Landau (Florida State); Sandra Fredman (Oxford); Anton Fagan (Cape Town); Steve Ellmann (New York); Chris Mbazira (Makerere); Drucilla Cornell (London/Rutgers); Pierre De Vos (Cape Town); Nico Steytler (Western Cape); Heinz Klug (Wisconsin); Conrado Hubner Mendes (Sao Paulo); David Bilchitz (Johannesburg); Anninka Claasens (Cape Town); Geo Quinot (Stellenbosch); Lucy Williams (Northeastern); Redson Kapindu (Judge, Malawi); Denise Meyerson (Melbourne); Daria Roithmayr (Southern California); Christian Courtis (United Nations); Rita Ozoemena (Johannesburg) Tom Ginsburg (Chicago); Okyerebea Ampofo-Anti (Webber Wentzel); Wessel Le Roux (Western Cape); Mkhululi Stubbs (Advocate, JHB Bar); Francois Venter (Free State); Brian Ray (Cleveland Marshall); Jackie Dugard (Witwatersrand); James Fowkes (Goethe, Germany); Michael Dafel (SAIFAC); Phindile Ntliziiyuwana (Cape Town); Henk Kummeling (Utrecht); Mia Swart (Johannesburg); Thomas Coggin (Witwatersrand); Ngwako Raboshakga (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs); Geoff Budlender (Advocate, Legal Resources Centre (founder)); Vanessa Barolsky (Human Sciences Research Council); Uday Naidoo (Cape Bar); Bonita Meyersfeld (Centre for Applied Legal Studies); David Borgstrom (Cape Bar) Franziska Sucker (Witwatersrand); Juha Tuovinen (European University Institute); Karthy Govender (Kwa-Zulu Natal); Ben Winks (Webber Wentzel); Odette Glendenhuis (Cape Town); Jaco Visser (Western Cape); Yana van Leeve (Cliff Dekker); Alistair Price (Cape Town). The Constitution Court Review possesses an equally august editorial board and the best editors that money can’t buy.

The Constitutional Court Review enjoys the support of a number of institutions. The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC -a Centre of the University of Johannesburg), Constitutional Law of South Africa, the University of the Witwatersrand and Juta Law provide the funding necessary to produce the Constitutional Court Review.

The journal publishes voluntary submissions, even if it remains largely invitation only. To contribute a novel piece on the Court’s work , please email Professor Stu Woolman at<> or<> or Advocate Michael Bishop at<>.

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