Tag: constitutional court
The Constitutional Court is a powerful reminder of how far the country has come. Its Great African Steps are built of the bricks from Number Four prison, holding within them the memories of the countless prisoners denied their dignity. Its design is symbolic of "justice under a tree"; it is a masterpiece of the South African transition.
Justice Sachs has been recognised for his lifetime devotion to justice and the rule of law as well as his contribution to human rights around the world, by the Tang Prize Foundation. It said his views, of integration while preserving diversity, offered significant inspiration for other societies.
Sitting astride a ridge on the northern edge of Joburg's inner city, Constitution Hill is a symbol of how far South Africa has come. Once a notorious prison filled with anti-apartheid activists, it is now the seat of the highest court in the land, where freedom, democracy and justice are defended.
Presiding over the Oscar Pistorius trial, Judge Thokozila Masipa has a reputation for handing down stiff sentences for violent crimes. She has remained unfazed by media attention through a number of precedent-setting trials.
What happens if Oscar Pistorius is found guilty of premeditated murder? What is the maximum sentence he can expect to receive? Here are answers to these questions and more.
The Oscar Pistorius trial has focused attention on South Africa's justice system. Here is a guide to how this Roman-Dutch Law-based system prosecutes and punishes criminals.
South African advocate Ann Skelton is doing ground-breaking work to advance the rights of children and bring about changes to the country’s juvenile justice system.