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Why a high court dismissed Somali claims for asylum

But Lawyers for Human Rights disagrees with the court’s reasoning and is appealing


Law | 18 April 2019

City ordered to compensate homeless for destruction of their possessions

Court found Johannesburg Metro police violated homeless people’s constitutional rights to dignity and privacy


Law | 8 April 2019

Concourt takes compassionate approach to people who enter country unlawfully

Asylum delayed is not (necessarily) asylum denied


Law | 17 January 2019

Concourt agrees: people guilty of serious crimes will not qualify for refugee status

However, extradition law still protects their fundamental rights


Law | 6 December 2018

When can a landlord evict law-abiding tenants to renovate?

More than 50 tenants of a derelict building in Hillbrow have taken their landlord to the Constitutional Court


Law | 5 December 2018

Asylum seekers can now apply for residence visas

Constitutional Court ruling overturns Home Affairs directive


Law | 27 November 2018

Understanding the My Vote Counts judgment

Within the next 18 months South Africans are likely to find out who funds which political parties


Law | 27 June 2018

Understanding the Constitutional Court’s Sidney Frankel judgment

Landmark ruling demonstrates a new approach to survivors of sexual assault


News | 21 June 2018

Court rules that religion cannot be used as a defence for anti-gay hate speech

An explanation of the Equality Court’s ruling against against Pastor Oscar Bougaardt


Law | 15 June 2018

What are the limits of our right to know? An apartheid-era crookery case will provide the answer

The South African History Archive is still trying to get information from the Reserve Bank on Vito Palazzolo, Johann Blaauw and Robert Oliver Hill


News | 14 June 2018

Court gives community right to fish without permit

Landmark judgment for customary rights


Law | 6 June 2018

Victory for asylum seekers in Constitutional Court

Court rules on extension of temporary permits


Law | 30 May 2018

Court orders tribal authority to act democratically

Traditional leadership can be compatible with democracy and the Constitution


Law | 28 May 2018

Transgender rights: Vital case heads to Equality Court

Prisoner alleges unfair discrimination


Law | 24 May 2018

Concourt explains test for racism in the workplace

Employee who used the phrase “swart man” was rightly dismissed


Law | 22 May 2018

Understanding the Michael Komape judgment

It’s a setback for the family, but it will help the campaign to end pit toilets in schools


Law | 10 May 2018