Date: Thursday and Friday, 23-24 July 2015

Topics to be explored include:

  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Recent Strategic Litigation on the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000
  • Sentencing Reform
  • The Public Interest Legal Services Sector: Perspectives on Impact, Collaboration and Funding for Social Change
  • Watching Briefs
  • Reckless Lending and Emolument Attachment Orders
  • Respecting and Protecting the Rights to Freedom of Expression: Using Courts to Protect Human Rights Defenders in Southern Africa
  • Pitching at the Right Level? Strategic Litigation and Transnational Fora
  • Challenges in Realizing the Constitutional Promise of Tenure of Security for the Poor and Previously Disadvantaged
  • Social Assistance Advocacy and Litigation to Make Human Rights Real: Insights and Lessons from the Hands Off Our Grants Campaign
  • Power and Responsibility: The Legal Obligations of Multinational Companies and Available Tools to Hold Them Accountable for Human Rights Abuses
  • The Dladla Judgment and the Provision of Temporary Alternative Accommodation
  • Environmental Offsets: A License to Pollute?
  • Rethinking Access to Basic Education for Vulnerable and Marginalised Groups with a Focus on Learners with Disabilities
  • The Right to Protest, the Regulation of Gatherings Act and the Current Political Atmosphere
  • The Right Not to Be Refused Emergency Medical Treatment
  • 2015 State of the Nation Address: A Watershed Moment in South Africa’s Constitutional Democracy

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