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Title:Public interest litigation in South Africa
Editors:Klaaren, JonathanISNI
Dugard, JackieISNI
Handmaker, JeffISNI
Year:2011
Periodical:South African Journal on Human Rights (ISSN 0258-7203)
Volume:27
Issue:1
Pages:218
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:social and economic rights
lawsuits
access to justice
rule of law
Abstract:This special issue of the 'South African journal on human rights' aims to recover the impetus of a transformative constitutional project through attention, not to changes in the doctrine of the law, but rather to the organizational modes of human rights advocacy and litigation, focusing on one of these modes, viz. public interest litigation. Contributions: Public interest litigation in South Africa: introduction, by Jonathan Klaaren, Jackie Dugard and Jeff Handmaker; Winning isn't everything: courts, context, and the barriers to effecting change through public interest litigation, by Roni Amit; Art or science? Synthesising lessons from public interest litigation and the dangers of legal determinism, by Jackie Dugard and Malcolm Langford; Public interest litigation for refugees in South Africa and the potential for structural change, by Jeff Handmaker; Slapp suits: an emerging obstacle to public interest environmental litigation in South Africa, by Tumai Murombo and Heinrich Valentine; Proceduralisation's triumph and engagement's promise in socioeconomic rights litigation, by Brian Ray; Litigating housing rights in Johannesburg's inner city: 2004-2008, by Stuart Wilson. Finally, current developments and case notes in South Africa are discussed by Jason Brickhill and Max du Plessis; David Cote and Jacob Van Garderen; Rudolph Jansen and Tendayi Achiume; and Kate Tissington. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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