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Title Public interest litigation in South Africa / Jason Brickhill (contributing editor).

Published Claremont, Cape Town : Juta, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Law  KR 4344 PUBL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xliii, 390 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: The past, present and promise of public interest litigation in South Africa -- The world's law and South African domestic courts: The role of international law in public interest litigation -- The ethics and politics of public interest litigation -- Constitutional litigation procedure -- Public interest litigation in key areas of the law -- Making space for social change: pro-poor property rights litigation in post-apartheid South Africa -- Gender and public interest litigation in post-apartheid South Africa: Have 'systematic motifs of discrimination' been addressed? -- Basic services -- Health care -- Happy (N)Ever after? Public interest litigation for LGBTI Equality -- Children's rights -- Litigating the right to basic education -- Freedom of expression -- Access to information -- Public interest litigation and prisoner's rights.
Summary "[This book provides an overview] of the campaigns, cases, and causes that have defined key areas of public interest litigation in [South Africa] since the constitutional transition. The authors share their perspectives on the struggles led by people, communities, activists, and civil society organisations to realise the vision of the Constitution. The book shares the legal narratives of those particular struggles in the hope that this will contribute to the broader continuous struggle for social justice. Part one of the book considers the history of public interest litigation, the public interest sector today, public interest litigation in the context of international law, the ethics and politics of public interest litigation, and procedure. Part two addresses public interest litigation in key areas of law: property rights, gender, basic services, health care, LGBTI equality, children's rights, basic education, freedom of expression, access to information, and prisoners' rights. [This book] seeks to share more of the stories of what has been achieved in the courts, beyond the well-trodden, landmark appellate decisions, as a contribution to informed and critical engagement."-- Back cover.
Other author Brickhill, Jason, editor.
Subject Public interest law -- South Africa.
Actions and defenses -- South Africa.
Class actions (Civil procedure) -- South Africa.
ISBN 9781485128168

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