Security & the Constitution (2009)
On 22nd October, Adv Tseliso Thipanyane (CEO of the South African Human Rights Commission) presented a seminar entitled You can't eat the Constitution: is democracy for the poor?. The respondent was Meryl du Plessis (Lecturer at UCT).
- Adv Tseliso Thipanyane (incl short introduction by Richard Calland, Head DGRU)(incl short introduction)
- Adv Tseliso Thipanyane
- Meryl Du Plessis
- Q&A Session 1
- Q&A Session 2
On 2nd of September , Adv Geoff Budlender (senior counsel for the TAC) presented a seminar entitled Positive protection?: how has the constitution done with respect to HIV/Aids. The respondent was Tshepo Madlingozi, Senior Lecturer from University of Pretoria
Adv Geoff Budlender
- Adv Geoff Budlender (incl short introduction by Richard Calland, Head DGRU)(incl short introduction)
- Tshepo Madlingozi
- Q&A Session
On 30th July, Dr David Bilchitz (Director of the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC)) presented a seminar entitled Challenging the Ruggie Framework: Do Corporations have Positive Obligations to Realise Fundamental Rights? The respondent was Professor Danwood Chirwa, Head of Public Law, University of Cape Town
Dr David Bilchitz
- David Bilchitz presentation: part 1 (incl short introduction by Richard Calland, Head DGRU)(incl short introduction)
- David Bilchitz presentation: part 2
- Danwood Chirwa
- Q&A Session 2
- Response from speakers to questions
On 3rd June, Judith Cohen (Head of Programme: Parliamentary and International Affairs Programme (PIAP) South African Human Rights Commission) presented a seminar entitled Xenophobia - Whose Rights? Whose Safety? The respondent was Congolese refugee Jean-Luc Tshiamla.
Zuma walks. Special treatment for special cases: Are some more protected under the Constitution than others? (15th April 2009)
Wim Trengrove CS
Intelligent Bound: The South African Constitution and Intelligence Services (2nd April 2009)
Professor Laurie Nathan (Research Fellow at the University of Cape Town and the Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economics)
Respondent: Professor Pierre de Vos (University of the Western Cape)
- Prof Laurie Nathan (incl short introduction)
- Response - Prof Pierre de Vos
- Q&A session 1
- Q&A session 2
On 17th February 2009 at UCT, Professor Jonathan Klaaren from the Faculty of Law at Wits University presented a paper entitled Open Democracy and the Constitution.
It was the first in a series of seminars on security, the constitution and who it really protects presented by the Democratic Governance and Rights Unit.
You can hear the audio by clicking on the links below:
- Introduction by Richard Calland
- Prof Klaaren - part 1
- Prof Klaaren - part 2
- Response - Richard Calland
- Response - Professor Jonathan Klaaren
** We experienced some microphone problems with speakers from the floor. This has led to something of a loss of quality for which we apologise.