About us

Freedom Under Law was created as a not-for-profit organisation in order to promote democracy under law and to advance understanding of and respect for the rule of law and the principle of legality in Southern Africa, principally by instituting or joining in litigation from time to time to combat and correct institutional conduct in conflict with the rule of law.

It aims to secure and strengthen the independence of the judiciary by promoting the selection, training and advancement of a judiciary appropriate to the needs of constitutional democracy.

It further aims to advance the independence and skills of the legal profession in serving the courts and to enhance communication and understanding between the judiciary, the legal profession, academic lawyers, the media and society at large. It also wishes to promote legal education appropriate to the needs of constitutional democracy and to protect, promote and advance freedom of speech and freedom of the media in relation to the administration of justice.

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