28 Sep 2016 Author: Caroline James Caroline James
INTERNATIONAL RIGHT TO KNOW DAY – 28 SEPTEMBER 2016...

28 September is the International Right to Know Day. The right to know encompasses the rights to access to information and expression, and contributes to fostering a society and government based on the values of openness, transparency and accountability. The…

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10 Nov 2015 Author: Caroline James Caroline James
Court Diary: Law Society of Botswana v President of Botswana...

On Monday, 9 November 2015, the High Court in Gaborone heard an application brought by the Law Society of Botswana and Omphemetse Motumise challenging the procedure followed when judges are appointed. Although the case arose out of a specific incident,…

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10 Nov 2015 Author: Caroline James Caroline James
COURT DIARY – LAW SOCIETY OF BOTSWANA V PRESIDENT OF BOTSWANA...

On Monday, 9 November 2015, the High Court in Gaborone heard an application brought by the Law Society of Botswana and Omphemetse Motumise challenging the procedure followed when judges are appointed. Although the case arose out of a specific incident,…

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09 Sep 2015 Author: Caroline James Caroline James
Court Diary: Swaziland Constitutional Challenges, Day 2...

Today’s proceedings were focused on discussion about the constitutionality of the Sedition and Subversive Activities Act. This piece of legislation is one of two (the other being the Suppression of Terrorism Act) being challenged in the Swazi High Court on…

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07 Sep 2015 Author: Caroline James Caroline James
Court Diary: Swaziland Constitutional Challenges, Day 1...

On Tuesday, 7 September 2015, the Swazi High Court began hearing the constitutional challenges brought against the Suppression of Terrorism Act and the Sedition and Subversive Activities Act. This hearing was a consolidation of four separate cases – each of…

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18 Aug 2015 Author: Caroline James Caroline James
REFLECTIONS ON THE PUBLIC INTEREST LAW GATHERING...

The fifth annual Public Interest Law Gathering (PILG) was held at the University of the Witwatersrand last month, and provided South African lawyers and civil society with an opportunity to reflect on issues affecting the public interest sphere and to discuss…

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