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Sunday, 20 September 2020
JIFA Newsletter #31/2020 - 15 August 2020

In this edition of the Justice in Action newsletter

- From the Justice in Africa team

- Court stalls moves by Kenya's President putting judiciary under executive control 

- Far-reaching symposium on ‘spectacular recent efforts’ at undermining judicial independence in Africa

- Be our guest

Publication Date:
Thu, 27 Aug 2020 - 15:15
Wrong side of the law

Carmel Rickard

When it comes to the court of public opinion, SA’s judiciary isn’t rated particularly highly, according to an Afrobarometer survey.

Publication Date:
Thu, 20 Aug 2020 - 15:15
A Breath of Fresh Air as the Supreme Court of Malawi Breaks Rank with Its Own Precedent and Peers in Southern Africa: Part 1

Justice Mavedzenge, former DGRU researcher writes about the recent Malawi Supreme Court decision regarding the 2019 Elections for OpinioJuris.

Judicial review is one of the mechanisms through which the public can hold government accountable on its legal obligations. In a democracy, governments have a responsibility to ensure that regular, free and fair elections to choose the people’s representatives are conducted. This obligation must be discharged through an independent election management body. In order to be considered as fair, an election must be held in accordance with the established rules that are prescribed in the electoral laws.

Publication Date:
Tue, 26 May 2020 - 09:30
New SCA Legal Researchers


Publication Date:
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 - 09:15