The amazing, vanishing Bill of Rights

Show simple item record Woolman, Stu (Stuart Craig) 2008-05-16T09:23:51Z 2008-05-16T09:23:51Z 2007
dc.description.abstract The author contends that the Constitutional Court's predilection for undertaking fundamental rights analysis in terms of the vague 'values' found in s 39(2) of the Constitution has had the deleterious consequence of denuding many of the specific substantive provisions of the Bill of Rights of their 'expected' content. The court's long-standing emphasis on minimalism does not only undermine the Bill of Rights : an approach to constitutional adjudication that makes it difficult for other judges, lawyers, government officials and citizens to discern, with some degree of certainty, how the basic law is going to be applied in any future matter, constitutes a paradigmatic violation of the rule of law. Such an approach to the interpretation of the constitutional text - and to the rule of law - cannot possibly be what the drafters of the Constitution intended. en
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dc.identifier.citation Woolman, S 2007, 'The amazing, vanishing Bill of Rights', South African Law Journal, vol. 124, no. 4, pp. 762-794. [] en
dc.identifier.issn 0258-2503
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Juta Law en
dc.rights Juta Law en
dc.subject Bill of Rights en
dc.subject Law en
dc.subject.lcsh Civil rights en
dc.subject.lcsh Rule of law en
dc.title The amazing, vanishing Bill of Rights en
dc.type Article en

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