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Media statement: FUL v JSC (26 February 2024)

Freedom Under Law brought an urgent application in December 2023 in the Pretoria High Court, in which it challenged the JSC’s ongoing failures to fulfil its constitutional mandate. The application comprises two parts. Part A of the application sought to address the urgent situation that arose from the Judicial Service Commission’s failure to recommend any …

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Freedom Under Law welcomes NA vote to remove Judges Hlophe and Motata from office

For media interviews, please contact: Judith February 083 453 9817 orChris Oxtoby on 084 245 1587 21 February 2024 Freedom Under Law (FUL) welcomes the decision of the National Assembly to vote for the removal of Judges Hlophe and Motata from office. Judge Hlophe was the subject of a complaint by eleven judges of the …

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BRIEFING NOTE – MAJOR EVENTS RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY AND THE  RULE OF LAW (NOVEMBER 2023)

This briefing note seeks  to provide a short overview of significant events in  the  preceding month, relating to Freedom Under Law’s work on the judiciary and the  rule of law. The note aims to provide a short overview of key issues, with links to  underlying documents and articles where they are available. It is not …

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JOINT SUBMISSION TO PARLIAMENT BY FREEDOM UNDER LAW AND THE AHMED KATHRADA FOUNDATION ON THE GENERAL INTELLIGENCE LAWS AMENDMENT BILL (GILAB): DECEMBER 2023

These submissions are made jointly by Freedom Under Law (‘FUL’) and the Ahmed
Kathrada Foundation (‘AKF’) (collectively, the ‘Parties’) in response to Parliament’s call
for public comment on the General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill 2023 (the ‘Bill’)
Government Gazette No. 49717 of 14 November 2023

BRIEFING NOTE – MAJOR EVENTS RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY AND THE RULE OF LAW (OCTOBER 2023) 

This briefing note seeks to provide a short overview of significant events in the  preceding month, relating to Freedom Under Law’s work on the judiciary and the  rule of law. The note aims to provide a short overview of key issues, with links to  underlying documents and articles where they are available. It is not …

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Freedom under law welcomes Parliamentary Portfolio Committee decision on Judges Hlophe and Motata

Freedom Under Law (FUL) welcomes the decision of Parliament’s portfolio committee on Justice andConstitutional Development to refer the findings of gross misconduct against Judge PresidentHlophe and Judge Motata to the full National Assembly to vote on their potential removal fromoffice. The complaints against the two judges have dragged on interminably and reflect poorly on thesystem …

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Freedom Under Law welcomes the appointment of Professor Dire Tladi as judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

For media comment contact: Judith February, Executive Officer, FUL: 083 453 9817 Professor Tladi is a highly regarded scholar with a strong track record in academia and impressive practical experience in the international arena. He has served as chair of the International Law Commission, where his work has drawn praise, and has also served as a …

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