Public Interest Law Gathering:

A Coming Together of Public Interest Law Practitioners in South Africa

29 – 31 August, 2016

Venue: University of the Witwatersrand, School of Law

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Some of the Topics to be Explored Include:

Political Parties in Public Interest Litigation

Universities as Sites of Struggle

Litigation vs. Advocacy: Do We Have to Choose? Spotlight on the “Hands Off Our Grant Campaign”

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Strategies for Public Interest Work

A Southern African Regional Perspective on Prison Health

Taking the Law into Our Own Hands: Exploring Interdisciplinary Strategies for Victims of Gender-based Violence

Perspectives on the Bua-Mzanzi Campaign and Chapter 9 Appointment Processes

Watching the Watchmen: Assessing the State of Surveillance in South Africa


Registration to Open 11 July (will close 19 August)


*PILG is organized through a coordinating committee consisting of the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS), Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), the Legal Resources Centre (LRC), ProBono.Org, Section27, the Socio-economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI), the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC), Students for Law and Social Justice (SLSJ) and the University of the Witwatersrand, School of Law.