Is the performance of the JSC up to scratch? FUL has examined the JSC’s roles in appointing and disciplining judges and produced this report. It has also submitted to the JSC a number of recommendations for the future. The report was launched virtually on 29 November 2022 — here is a video of the launch.
Promoting Democracy Under Law
• Advancing understanding of and respect for the Rule of Law • Litigating in relation to institutional conduct in conflict with the Rule of Law • Strengthening the independence of the judiciary • Supporting the legal profession in serving the courts • Enhancing understanding between legal role-players, the media and society at large • Furthering legal education appropriate to the needs of constitutional democracy • Protecting freedom of speech and freedom of the media concerning the administration of justice
FUL’s objectives are the promotion of democracy and the advancement of the Rule of Law and the principle of legality, understanding these to be the foundation for constitutional democracy in Southern Africa.
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Freedom Under Law expresses its gratitude for the fully pro bono or subsidised professional expertise and time of these agencies. We would not be able to function without this invaluable support.
Constitutional Court, Electoral Commission, Local Government Elections The Constitutional Court has recently been petitioned to make orders relating to the upcoming municipal elections. The latest application by
Constitutional Court, Electoral Commission, Local Government Elections The Constitutional Court recently heard argument from a number of parties in a vigorously contested constitutional case. The Electoral Commission
FUL together with the Helen Suzman Foundation brought an application to set aside the appointment of General Ntlemeza as the new head of the Hawks.
Following the appointment of Shaun Abrahams to the post of NDPP, Abrahams announced his withdrawal of perjury and fraud charges against Nomgcobo Jiba, a fomer