Reconciling the irreconcilable: the traditional courts bill

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2012
KEYWORDS: HUMAN RIGHTS, LEGISLATIIVE PROCESS, TRADITIONAL COURTS BILL
DEPARTMENT: Impact Centre (IC), Impact Centre (PRESS), Impact Centre (CC)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/june-2012/reconciling-the-ireconcilable-traditional-courts-bill
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Abstract

The Traditional Courts Bill that seeks to regulate traditional courts and customary law to replace an outdated piece of legislation contained in the Black Administration Act of 1927, was met with strong opposition from participants at an HSRC seminar attended by lawyers, academics, members of civil society, and human rights groups.