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South African Constitutional Court Affirms Doctrine of Common Purpose in Rape Cases

South African Constitutional Court Affirms Doctrine of Common Purpose in Rape Cases

In criminal law, the doctrine of common purpose establishes that where two or more people agree to a commit a ...
Comparative Human Rights Law Book Launch: Sandy Fredman in Conversation with Edwin Cameron

Comparative Human Rights Law Book Launch: Sandy Fredman in Conversation with Edwin Cameron

This is a special episode of RightsUp, which takes Sandy Fredman’s new book, Comparative Human Rights Law, as a ...
Using Human Rights Law to Address the Sanitation Crisis in Makhanda

Using Human Rights Law to Address the Sanitation Crisis in Makhanda

As the current Oxford Human Rights Hub/Rhodes University Travelling Fellow, I’ll be blogging about my experiences ...
Domestic Workers in South Africa Lead the Way in Advancing Social Protection for Precarious Workers

Domestic Workers in South Africa Lead the Way in Advancing Social Protection for Precarious Workers

In a recent South African High Court judgement, the court held the failure to cover domestic workers under ...
Brand “spanking” new law – South African Constitutional Court Outlaws Corporal Punishment of Children

Brand “spanking” new law – South African Constitutional Court Outlaws Corporal Punishment of Children

On the 18th of September 2019, Chief Justice Mogoeng handed down a unanimous judgment declaring the common law ...
Protecting the Right to a Basic Education for Undocumented Learners: An Update from the Legal Resources Centre

Protecting the Right to a Basic Education for Undocumented Learners: An Update from the Legal Resources Centre

(As the current Oxford Human Rights Hub/Rhodes University Travelling Fellow, I’ll be blogging about my experiences ...
Bringing Back the Death Penalty in South Africa for Crimes Against Women

Bringing Back the Death Penalty in South Africa for Crimes Against Women

September is the start of spring in South Africa, marked by warmer weather and blossoming trees. However, this ...
Blurred Lines: When Free Speech Becomes Hate Speech

Blurred Lines: When Free Speech Becomes Hate Speech

On the 27th of August 2019, the South African Constitutional Court (Court) heard its first substantive hate speech ...
Historic South African Silicosis Class Action Settlement Approved

Historic South African Silicosis Class Action Settlement Approved

On 26 July 2019, the High Court approved a settlement between 20 goldmining companies operating in South Africa ...
Innovative remedies under a flexible Constitution: A view from South Africa

Innovative remedies under a flexible Constitution: A view from South Africa

As an undergraduate, the focal point of interest in a case was what happened in court. The judgment, and ...
South African Supreme Court of Appeal Confirms Remedy of ‘Constitutional Remedy’ for Homeless People Whose Property is Destroyed by State

South African Supreme Court of Appeal Confirms Remedy of ‘Constitutional Remedy’ for Homeless People Whose Property is Destroyed by State

On 3 April 2019, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) handed down judgment in the matter of Ngomane ...
‘Abortion, Reproductive Rights and the Possibilities of Reproductive Justice in South African Courts’ (2019) U of OxHRH J 88

‘Abortion, Reproductive Rights and the Possibilities of Reproductive Justice in South African Courts’ (2019) U of OxHRH J 88

Asserting individual reproductive autonomy affirms women's personhood, moral agency, bodily integrity and ...

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