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Reflecting On The Law 28 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

Courts and the Constitution

Our basic charter needs to be interpreted creatively and dynamically. Judges should be receptive to the felt necessities of the times and their interpretations should show suppleness of adaptation to changing circumstances.

Reflecting On The Law 14 Jul 2010 | 12:00 AM

Bridging theory and reality

Universities must be allowed more leeway to experiment and to innovate if we are to produce well-balanced graduates with professionalism, idealism, wisdom and vision.

Reflecting On The Law 02 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

A fine balancing act

The Security Offences Act of 2012 is indeed an important milestone pointing in a new direction of a more balanced, humane and compassionate government.

Reflecting On The Law 01 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

It’s ripe for a review

The various arguments raised for and against the ISA have merit. However, justice is not in legislation but in the fair and equal administration of the law.

Reflecting On The Law 28 May 2008 | 12:00 AM

Coping with party-hopping

If a new federal law against defections by Members of Parliament is desired, several possibilities come to mind.

Reflecting On The Law 07 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Every one has right to counsel

All of us are entitled to justice under the law. But given the fact that the law is not a motorway but a maze, we need the services of the “gatekeepers of the profession” to secure our rights.

Reflecting On The Law 27 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Learn more about new Assembly Act

Previously, everything was prohibited unless permitted. Now everything is permitted unless prohibited. This is a significant shift in civil rights thinking.

Reflecting On The Law 22 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Towards just policing

THE last five decades have shown overwhelming concern for order and stability at the expense of basic civil and political rights.

Reflecting On The Law 01 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Spirit of moderation animated

The guiding principle of the Constitution is equality before the law and equal protection of the law, and its spirit one of accommodation, compassion and tolerance for all.

Reflecting On The Law 07 Apr 2010 | 12:00 AM

Justice not a cloistered virtue

Summary convictions are a violation of the twin pillars of natural justice that no person should be a judge in his own cause and that no person should be condemned unheard.