Role of the Judiciary

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The Role of Civil Society in the Execution of ECtHR Judgments

The Role of Civil Society in the Execution of ECtHR Judgments

By Victoria Prais European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) judgments  can have a huge impact in Member States by ...
Marriage Equality in New Zealand – Part II: Public Interest Litigation

Marriage Equality in New Zealand – Part II: Public Interest Litigation

By Max Harris Editor's Note: Last week, Max Harris examined the religious exemptions of New Zealand’s recently ...
Engendering the Judiciary – a South African Perspective

Engendering the Judiciary – a South African Perspective

Recent statistics and debates in South Africa highlight that the country’s transformative vision has not stretched ...
Unprecedented Step Taken in South Africa to Address Gender Transformation in the Judiciary

Unprecedented Step Taken in South Africa to Address Gender Transformation in the Judiciary

On the 12th of October 2012, the South African Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) was served with an ...

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