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Constitutional Court preview: Solidarity v Dept of Correctional Services

16 November 2015 – On Wednesday, the Constitutional Court of South Africa hears Solidarity v Department of Correctional Services CCT 78/15 (court papers), the sixth case in the Court’s fourth term of 2015, and one of the most high-profile. Date of hearing:  Wednesday, 18 November 2015 Issue:  What is, and how do we apply, the constitutional test […]

Nonkosi Mhlantla appointed to Constitutional Court

9 November 2015 – Today the Presidency announced that Nonkosi Mhlantla, currently of the Supreme Court of Appeal (‘SCA’), has been appointed to the Constitutional Court of South Africa. She will fill the vacancy left by the retirement of the late Thembile Skweyiya. Mhlantla was born in Port Elizabeth in 1964 and earned her BProc from the […]

Libya: UN calls on political stakeholders to redouble efforts to reach agreement

3 November 2015 – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) called [yesterday] on the main political stakeholders in the country to redouble their efforts in bringing the political dialogue process to a successful conclusion, which would allow for an agreement to form a Government of National Accord and for the resumption of Libya’s democratic transition. […]

Constitutional Court 2015: Term 4 preview

3 November 2015 – On Thursday, the Constitutional Court of South Africa begins its fourth and final term of the year.  The Court already has a pile of pending judgments.  With nine more cases to come this term, 2015 might be the Court’s busiest ever year. The Court’s composition for this term is puzzling.  Justice Froneman […]

African Union Releases the Report of the AU Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan

28 October 2015  – The Commission of the African Union (AU) has today released, for public information, the report of the AU Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan (AUCISS) and the Separate Opinion submitted by one member of the AUCISS. Both documents have been posted on the AU general website – www.au.int – and the website […]

ECOWAS: Nigerian Human Rights Lawyer Endorses Call for Legal Aid Scheme

28 October 2015 – An international human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana of Nigeria has joined the campaign for the creation of a legal aid scheme to assist indigent West African citizens access the regional court to secure the enforcement of their fundamental human rights. Delivering a paper as the Guest Speaker at the opening of the […]

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