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Public Interest Law: Improving Access to Justice

Sachs, Albie
June 4, 2015

Source: (2001) William Mitchell Law Review, vol. 28, p. 3.

William Mitchell College of Law welcomed Justice Albie Sachs of the Constitutional Court of South Africa for his third visit in April 2000, on the occasion of the re-issuance of his book, The Soft Vengeance of a Freedom Fighter. . . . Our country has its own journey to equality. . . . It’s a wonderful rose garden with masses and masses of roses. . . . It was quite sophisticated and there was no one in Mozambique capable of fitting it properly. . . . Question #4: The south African anti-apartheid writers . . . what are they writing about now? . . . He wrote a book called, Disgrace. . . . But at the moment African intellectuals overwhelmingly write in English, not just because they are writing for other Africans who don’t speak their language, but because they are writing for the world. . . . Capital punishment wasn’t used as a means of law enforcement in traditional African society. . . . In most of our neighboring African states, capital punishment had either been abolished by the constitution, particularly those who had been through war such as Namibia and Mozambique, or it hadn’t been applied in practice for a number of years.


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