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Truth, Reconciliation and the Apartheid Legal Order (Paperback): David Dyzenhaus

Truth, Reconciliation and the Apartheid Legal Order (Paperback)

David Dyzenhaus

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The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), established in South Africa after the collapse of apartheid, was the bold creation of a people committed to the task of rebuilding a nation and establishing a society founded upon justice, equality and respect for the rule of law. As part of its historic, cathartic mission, the TRC held a special hearing, calling to account the lawyers - judges, academics and members of the bar - who had been crucial participants in the apartheid legal order. This book is an account of those hearings, and an attempt to evaluate, in the light of the theories of adjudication, the historical role of the judiciary and bar in the apartheid years. It argues, often in the words of those who testified, how the judges failed in their duty to uphold the rule of law. For the most part, the lawyers of apartheid are found to have deserted its victims.;The few notable exceptions both illustrate the potential for lawyers to have done more and lay the basis for the respect the rule of law still enjoys in South Africa despite apartheid. Yet, the author argues, many continue to commit a more serious "crime". Failing to confront the past, and in many cases refusing even to attend TRC hearings, the lawyers who could have helped to resist the worst excesses of apartheid remain accomplices to its evil deeds. This book offers us the spectacle of an entire legal system on trial. The echoes from this process are captured here in a way that will appeal to all readers - lawyers and non-lawyers alike - interested in the relationship between law and justice, as it is exposed during a period of transition to democracy.

General

Imprint: Juta Legal and Academic Publishers
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: November 1998
Authors: David Dyzenhaus
Dimensions: 210 x 148mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
ISBN-13: 978-0-7021-4905-4
Categories: Books > Law > Jurisprudence & general issues > Jurisprudence & philosophy of law
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Equal opportunities
Books > Law > Jurisprudence & general issues > Legal profession > General
LSN: 0-7021-4905-5
Barcode: 9780702149054

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