South Africa

An Unwelcoming Place – The Mistreatment of African Immigrants by the South African State

An Unwelcoming Place – The Mistreatment of African Immigrants by the South African State

In recent months, several South African neighbourhoods have erupted in a spate of xenophobic violence. This is not ...
Public Access to Court Documents as a Manifestation of Open Justice

Public Access to Court Documents as a Manifestation of Open Justice

Success for Oxford Pro Bono Publico and the Legal Resources Centre as the South African Supreme Court of Appeal ...
Euthanasia Case in South Africa: Does the Right to Life Include the Right to Die with Dignity?

Euthanasia Case in South Africa: Does the Right to Life Include the Right to Die with Dignity?

On the 5th May 2015, the Pretoria High Court delivered a judgment in Stransham-Ford v Minister of Justice and ...
Constitutional Court of South Africa: Blunting the Impact of Electoral Law on Freedom of Expression

Constitutional Court of South Africa: Blunting the Impact of Electoral Law on Freedom of Expression

The Constitutional Court of South Africa has undertaken a robust defence of freedom of expression at the time of an
Implementing the Right to Education Through the Courts: The Legal Resources Centre and Oxford University Host Workshop on Remedies and Enforcement

Implementing the Right to Education Through the Courts: The Legal Resources Centre and Oxford University Host Workshop on Remedies and Enforcement

The courts are a very effective tool in enforcing socio-economic rights and filling gaps so often left by ...
Court Makes Unprecedented Step Appointing “Claims Administrator” to Ensure State Compliance with Court Order

Court Makes Unprecedented Step Appointing “Claims Administrator” to Ensure State Compliance with Court Order

A landmark judgement handed down on 12th December 2014 in the case of Linkside & Others v Minister of Education
The Duty of National Authorities to Investigate Allegations of Torture

The Duty of National Authorities to Investigate Allegations of Torture

Proponents of universal jurisdiction for international crimes will be gratified by the judgment of the ...
National Pro Bono Week – Litigating for Justice and Empowerment at the LRC

National Pro Bono Week – Litigating for Justice and Empowerment at the LRC

This is the fifth post in our series celebrating National Pro Bono Week. OxHRH’s sister organisation, Oxford Pro ...
The South African Public Protector’s Remedial Powers: A Need for Clarity

The South African Public Protector’s Remedial Powers: A Need for Clarity

The South African Public Protector is a critically important constitutional institution. The Public Protector is ...
The South African Public Protector's Remedial Powers: A Need for Clarity

The South African Public Protector's Remedial Powers: A Need for Clarity

The South African Public Protector is a critically important constitutional institution. The Public Protector is ...
A House Divided: Grappling with Affirmative Action in South Africa

A House Divided: Grappling with Affirmative Action in South Africa

It doesn’t require much imagination to see that affirmative action policies implemented for the good of society ...
Mind the values gap: do we really believe in the Constitution?

Mind the values gap: do we really believe in the Constitution?

South Africans often proudly proclaim that our Constitution is one of the most progressive in the world.  Yet if ...

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