The political role of courts in South Africa
The role of courts in the consolidation of democracy and social transformation in South Africa investigates the role played by courts in the linked processes of democratic consolidation and social transformation in South Africa. Three aspects will be in focus: the accountability function of courts; their role in socio-economic transformation; and the politicisation of the courts. The project is a collaboration between the University of the Witwatersrand, the University of Bergen and CMI and will run for three years. The Research Council of Norway has granted funding for the project.
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