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Submission on Gender Commission appointments
Thu, 26 Jan 2012 - 13:48

On Wednesday 25 January 2012, the Ad Hoc Parliamentary Committee on the Commission for Gender Equality began interviews to fill nine positions on the Commission for Gender Equality. The Commission has been widely criticised, but these new appointments offer an opportunity to strengthen the Commission's capacity to fulfil it's mandate. The DGRU, together with other interested civil society organisations, made a submission to the ad-hoc committee regarding the criteria which should inform the interview and selection process.

Chief Justice Conundrum
Mon, 29 Aug 2011 - 13:23

President Zuma recently nominated Constitutional Court Judge Mogoeng Mogoeng as the nation

DGRU makes submission to parliament
Wed, 27 Jul 2011 - 12:35

On 26 July, the public were invited to make submissions on the draft Judges

DGRU participates in APRM civil society report
Fri, 08 Jul 2011 - 13:05

DGRU researchers contributed to the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) civil society report which was launched in June

DGRU note on the Public Protector
Thu, 07 Jul 2011 - 17:34

Press reports of the possible impending arrest of Public Protector Thuli Madonsela have inevitably invited speculation about the timing of the possible arrest, in light of the Protector

Podcast of Chief Justice Ngcobo's talk
Tue, 19 Apr 2011 - 12:44

From 4-7 April, the DGRU hosted its annual "Constitution Week" events

Visit the podcasts section for audio extracts of Chief Justice Ngcobo's presentation.

Public Interest Litigation Conference
Fri, 15 Apr 2011 - 15:16

The DGRU and CASAC will be hosting a conference on Public Interest Litigation on 16 May at UCT

Constitution Week 2011
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 - 15:38

The DGRU hosted its annual Constitution Week, a series of events during the week of 04- 07 April 2011 to celebrate the Constitutional Court and its proud record of upholding human rights.

Report on JSC interviews October 2010
Wed, 02 Mar 2011 - 16:13

Under the active leadership of the new Chief Justice the judiciary has entered a new phase. While his predecessors understandably focused on the Constitutional Court during its formative years, the new Chief Justice is eager to strengthen the capacity of the judicial arm of govern itself effectively and accountably, in order that confidence in the rule of the law can be maintained.

DGRU comment on the JSC Amendment Act
Wed, 08 Dec 2010 - 17:06

The Judicial Service Commission Amendment Act 20 of 2008 came into force on 1 June 2010. The Act is of great significance for the governance of the judiciary. In this note, we highlight some of its most important aspects.

Submission to the JSC on candidates for appointment Oct 2010
Fri, 15 Oct 2010 - 15:41

In September 2010, the DGRU was approached by the Chief Justice as the head of the Judicial Service Commission, and requested to prepare a research report on the judicial track record of candidates for judicial appointment to be interviewed by the commissioners in October 2010.

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