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Thursday
19
APR

Lecture: Judicial Independence and Courage in Africa

19:00
22:00
Goethe-Institut Johannesburg
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***This lecture is presented by Johannesburg’s Society of German Language (GfdS) and will be in German***

LECTURE: “Judicial Independence and Courage in Africa” by Dr. André Thomashausen
Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, Library

Judicial Independence and Courage in Africa will present a brief review of the evolution of the judiciary in post-colonial Africa, followed by an attempt to review for a general and not only legal audience the superior court decisions taken by the courts of the EAC - East African Community, ECOWAS - Economic Community of West African States, as well as in Burkina Faso, Benin, The Gambia, Kenya and South Africa. The German address will be accompanied by matching English PowerPoint slides.

About the speaker: Prof.em. of International and Comparative Law (Unisa), Dr. André Thomashausen, has actively contributed to constitution making in Namibia, Mozambique, Angola, Central African Republic, and Portugal. In the 1980ies he co-authored, with Professor Ian Brownlie, the Treaty for the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, Africa’s largest water transfer scheme.

This lecture is presented by Johannesburg’s Society of German Language (GfdS) and will be in German.

Pictured: Constitutional Court Art Collection: Dumile Feni, History, 2003, bronze. Photo by Harvey Barrison - Travel and Fine Art Photographer.
Constitution Hill (South Africa)