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    Newsflash #18 | 27 July 2018
 
 
 
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Corruption-busting strategy tested in Kenya court
 
CONSTITUTIONAL limits on how to deal with corruption – said to be Kenya’s Public Enemy Number One – have been taxing Nairobi judge, Byram Ongaya, after local activist Okiya Omtatah Okoiti challenged new moves to vet public servants.
 
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Between abduction and contempt of court: children left without parents
 
A NIGERIAN father of three, serving time in a UK jail, says the English judges who heard his case are “racist” and “biased”, and that his imprisonment amounts to slavery. Levi Egeneonu is in prison for contempt of court, after he refused to return his three sons to the UK, where their mother – who has not seen her children since 2013 – is desperate about their fate. The man also claims that he cannot obey the orders of the UK courts since they conflict with the orders of the Nigerian courts.
 
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Free e-publication

South African Judicial Education Journal Vol.1 Issue 1, 2018 
The first issue of the South African Judicial Education Journal is out and includes the following articles:   
  1. SAJEI: A vehicle for the speedy delivery of quality justice to all our people by Mogoeng Mogoeng
  2. Judicial training and the role of judges in a constitutional democracy by Heinz Klug
  3. Judicial education in a transformative context by DM Davis
  4. To give and to gain: Judicial involvement in advocacy training by OL Rogers
  5. Judicial social context education in South Africa by N Dambuza
  6. Judging according to personal attributes, outlook on life and life experience: Any practical value? by Mbuyiseli R Madlanga
  7. Political parties: The missing link in our Constitution? by Kate O’Regan
  8. The rule of law: The role of the judiciary and legal practitioners by Frank Kroon
  9. A dead horse need not be flogged: The duty not to pursue unmeritorious causes by SM Mbenenge
  10. Do we need deference? by Malcom Wallis

Judicial Institute for Africa

JIFA is a partnership between the DGRU at UCT, the SACJF and ICJ-AFRICA. JIFA provides university-certified short courses to judges in Africa.

About Carmel

Carmel Rickard has written about the law, human rights, justice, judgments and judicial matters for many years. A former legal editor of The Sunday Times, South Africa's biggest newspaper, she is now a columnist on legal issues. She has an LLM cum laude, was a Harvard Nieman Fellow and currently is working on a PhD in legal writing.

 

Upcoming Courses


23 - 27 July 2018 - Judicial Leaders Retreat


1 - 5 October 2018 - Specialist Human Rights Course
This course builds on the Introductory courses offer in previous years and will offer one-day in-depth sessions on gender rights, modern slavery and trafficking; children's rights; customary law and privacy and security