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Comparing the Italian and South African process for appointing judges

Comparing the Italian and South African process for appointing judges

From 03 July to 05 July 2019 the International Association of Judges (IAJ) held a conference, in which over 20 countries and jurisdictions were represented. During the conference a comparison of the concerns in the difference between legal systems was undertaken. The Secretary-General of the IAJ, Mr. Giacomo Oberto, gave a thought-provoking speech addressing, among […]

Beyond the Numbers: Diversity on the Constitutional Court Bench

Beyond the Numbers: Diversity on the Constitutional Court Bench

Originally the Constitutional Court was established as the final court on all constitutional matters. However, following the 17th amendment Act of 2012 it is now South Africa’s highest court on all matters. The Constitutional Court consists of the Chief Justice, the Deputy Chief Justice and nine other judges. Thus, the Court’s bench is supposed to […]

Ten years of no accountability to Parliament by JSC

Ten years of no accountability to Parliament by JSC

Progressive constitutional democracies from around the world are anchored on certain fundamental values and principles which include separation of powers and accountability. South Africa is regarded in certain circles as a model of constitutional democracy, especially for many African States. This view is not without a valid basis. Notwithstanding a myriad of challenges confronting it, […]