access to justice

SALRC Appointments Focus on the Poor

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development says that the new appointments in the South African Law Reform Commission (SALRC) will see more emphasis on the rights of poorer people, women and children.

The department’s Deputy Minister, John Jeffrey, the appointments will also translate into emphasis on issues around access to justice as the focus of the law has changed since 1994.

Jeffrey says that the role of the commission continues to be to study research work done by staff and add value to it.

CSOs Lend Helping Hand to Justice

Justice Minister, Jeff Radebe, has applauded civil society groups for their role in improving access to justice but has warned that more hard work lay ahead for such groups.

Radebe states that, "Your work has just begun. Development and democracy needs your active and committed involvement. These are mutually interdependent principles that are jointly necessary for the nurturing of our democracy or any democracy for that matter."

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