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Constitutional Law 8th Ed

Part 1 of this book is a general introduction to constitutional law and Part 2 focuses on the Bill of Rights. It is ideal for two semester courses.

Publication Language: English

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Part 1 of this book is a general introduction to constitutional law and Part 2 focuses on the Bill of Rights. It is ideal for two semester courses.

In its first part this book deals with the values, elements and workings of a constitutional state which includes the authority of the government and the separation and distribution of the powers of the state among its various organs and tiers as described in the Constitution of South Africa. In the second part the South African Bill of Rights is discussed with reference to the process for its enforcement, as well as its influence on the interpretation of legislation and the development of common law and customary law. The various rights and their limitation are examined in detail.

 

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Table of contents

Chapter 1: - Law, state and individual

Chapter 2: - Historical overview

Chapter 3: - Sources of constitutional law

Chapter 4: - Community of people: citizens and foreigners

Chapter 5: - Territory

Chapter 6: - Government authority

Chapter 7: - Legal system, legal personality, symbols and official languages

Chapter 8: - National legislative authority

Chapter 9: - National executive authority

Chapter 10: - Judicial authority

Chapter 11: - Provincial government

Chapter 12: - Local government

Chapter 13: - Application, interpretation, enforcement

Chapter 14: - Interpretation of legislation and development of common law and customary law

Chapter 15: - Protected persons and institutions

Chapter 16: - Duties and protected conduct and interests

Chapter 17: - Binding effect of the bill of rights

Chapter 18: - The limitation of rights

Chapter 19: - Equality

Chapter 20: - Human dignity: Life

Chapter 21: - Personal freedom and security: Slavery, servitude and forced labour: Movement

Chapter 22: - Privacy: Religion, belief and opinion

Chapter 23: - Expression, Assembly, Association, Political rights, Citizenship

Chapter 24: - Trade, occupation and profession, Labour: Environment: Property

Chapter 25: - Housing, health care, food, water and social security: Children: Education: Language and culture

Chapter 26: - Information: Administrative action

Chapter 27: - Access to courts: Criminal Procedure: The right to enforce the bill of rights