Role of the Judiciary

Belgian Parliament Introduces Sex Quota in Constitutional Court

Belgian Parliament Introduces Sex Quota in Constitutional Court

On the 4th of April, the Belgian Parliament passed a Bill that introduced a sex quota in the composition of the ...
Grootboom and the right to housing: A (Virtual) Comparative Conversation between students at UNSW and Oxford

Grootboom and the right to housing: A (Virtual) Comparative Conversation between students at UNSW and Oxford

Students from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the University of Oxford recently demonstrated the ...
Naz and Reclaiming Counter-Majoritarianism

Naz and Reclaiming Counter-Majoritarianism

The term “counter-majoritarian” has, more often than not, been used in a derogatory fashion - especially when it is
Lord Sumption on ‘The Limits of Law’

Lord Sumption on ‘The Limits of Law’

In the 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Lecture, given in Kuala Lumpur on 20th November, Lord Sumption, Justice of the UK ...
Naz Foundation: Reading Down the Supreme Court

Naz Foundation: Reading Down the Supreme Court

There is no doubt that the Supreme Court in Suresh Kumar v Naz Foundation held that section 377 of the Indian Penal
Of Koushal v NAZ Foundation’s Several Travesties: Discrimination and Democracy

Of Koushal v NAZ Foundation’s Several Travesties: Discrimination and Democracy

There are many things wrong about the 98 page decision of the Indian Supreme Court in Suresh Kumar Koushal v NAZ ...
Ready to Learn?

Ready to Learn?

South Africa's Legal Resources Centre (LRC) launched a new book—Ready to Learn? A Legal Resource for Realising the ...
Remembering Former Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa Pius Langa

Remembering Former Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa Pius Langa

24 July 2013 was a sad day for South Africa as the news of the death of Former Chief Justice Pius Langa spread. ...
Using Public Interest Litigation to Combat Acid Attacks in India

Using Public Interest Litigation to Combat Acid Attacks in India

Laxmi was 15 years old when her 32 year old neighbour declared his love for her. He sent her repeated text messages
A Human Rights Act for Australia: a transfer of power to the High Court, or a more democratic form of judicial decision-making?

A Human Rights Act for Australia: a transfer of power to the High Court, or a more democratic form of judicial decision-making?

Australia is the only Western country without some form of a national Bill of Rights. In 2008, the National Human ...
The South African Constitutional Court: Is There a Threat From Popularism?

The South African Constitutional Court: Is There a Threat From Popularism?

The overwhelming body of opinion seems to be that the South African Constitutional Court (CC) has done quite well ...
Public Interest Law in South Africa

Public Interest Law in South Africa

By Justice Dhaya Pillay I am troubled by the inequality in our society despite our grand Constitution. My ...

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