LAW Comparative Constitutional Law: The South African Bill of Rights
Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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Comparative Constitutional Law: The South African Bill of Rights
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[ Academia ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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[ Academia ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] as a Related Elective for those interested in Human Rights : Students with an interest in the ongoing protection and development of civil rights will benefit from an understanding of the evolution of civil rights in countries outside the U.S.
General course Description:
This course examines constitutional developments in South Africa, including and following upon that country's transition to a constitutional state in 1994. It focuses mainly on adjudications under the Bill of Rights and the bearing of those adjudications on the wider development of South African law and legal (especially judicial) institutions. Reflective comparison with constitutional law in other countries will be a constant expectation in the course. Topics include protections of civil liberties, equality and affirmative action, the positive or protective duties of the state (including socioeconomic rights), and the bearing of the Bill of Rights on law governing relations to which the government is not a party (the questions of "state action" or "horizontal effect").
Course Style: A Substantive/ Perspective course looks at law from an external or non-traditional standpoint.
Course Frequency: Varied, check w/ registrar