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Confronting Legal Dissonance
Fri, 13 Aug 2021 - 11:30

Jameelah Omar, a senior lecturer in the Faculty's Department of Public Law, argues that if you really want to know how well our democracy is working, you simply need to visit a magistrate’s court on a Monday morning, or spend a weekend locked up in a police holding cell.

Refreshed Masters course on Rights of the Child for 2022
Wed, 11 Aug 2021 - 12:15

A trio of dynamic young women is set to put a fresh spin on children’s rights in the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Faculty of Law. Sharing a passion for this field, Mathabo Baase, Nurina Ally and Salona Lutchman will be joining forces to revive a course that will equip students to confidently participate in global conversations around children’s rights.

Social Justice and Refugee Rights at UCT
Wed, 11 Aug 2021 - 12:15

Recognising the rights, needs and dreams of refugees is a fundamental step towards achieving social justice in South Africa. And the country is on the right track, said Associate Professor Fatima Khan, acclaimed human rights lawyer and the director of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Refugee Rights Unit.

Corporal punishment - must doctors report it?
Wed, 04 Aug 2021 - 11:45

What are the implications of the Constitutional Court ruling on corporal punishment for doctors who suspect a child has been subjected to corporal punishment. Senior Lecturer in UCT's Public Law Department, Salona Lutchman, addresses this issue in the SAMJ.

Our new Faculty Manager at Law
Mon, 02 Aug 2021 - 16:30

The Law Faculty is very pleased to welcome on board our new Faculty Manager, Ms Nondwe de Caires. Resonsible for the academic administration for Law degree programmes from undergraduate through to PhD, UCT's Faculty Managers have no small task.

Judges Matter - judicial independence, criticism and threats
Mon, 26 Jul 2021 - 13:00

Judges Matter praises judicial independence and condemns unfair criticism and threats against judges in South Africa. 

New Law leadership scholarship
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 - 16:45

The Everard and Joan MacFarlane Family Leadership Scholarship for University of Cape Town (UCT) law students was launched on Tuesday, 20 July. More than just a funding grant, the R15 million endowment aims to support students who display both academic excellence and leadership skills, through a holistic faculty‑based programme.

UCT Law academic advises SA Law Reform Commission
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 - 09:00

Associate Professor Waheeda Amien, of UCT's Department of Public law, has been selected to serve as a member of the South African Law Reform Commission’s (SALRC) Advisory Committee on the Review of Aspects of Matrimonial Property Law.

UCT PhD student appointed to Justice Ministry in Ghana
Wed, 30 Jun 2021 - 12:30

Ms Diana Asonaba Dapaah, a PhD student in the UCT Law Faculty, has been appointed as as one of the two Deputies for the Office of Attorney General and Minister of Justice in Ghana.

Jameelah Omar - M&G 200 Young South Africans 2021
Fri, 25 Jun 2021 - 14:00

Jameelah Omar, UCT Public Law Department academic and senior lecturer, has been recognised as one of the 2021 M&G 200 Young South Africans - in the Education group. The Faculty is really proud - our warmest congratulations to Jameelah!

The Ingonyama Trust - landmark ruling
Tue, 15 Jun 2021 - 17:15

The Pietermaritzburg High Court declared Friday 11 June that the Ingonyama Trust acted unlawfully and in violation of the Constitution by concluding residential leases with persons who are true owners of the land in terms of Zulu customary law. UCT Law’s Land and Accountability Research Unit played a central role in achieving this ruling.

Commission on racist police violence in the USA
Tue, 25 May 2021 - 12:45

The African lobby behind an independent report on racist police violence in the USA has kickstarted its work. The hard-hitting report was compiled by an international commission of 12 legal experts, among them UCT human rights veteran Emeritus Professor Rashida Manjoo (Department of Public Law).