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  1. Library Resource
    Legislation & Policies
    July, 2016
    Africa, South Africa

    In this case, which was  heard before the Constitutional Court of the Republic of South Africa, The Restitution of Land Rights Amendment  Act 15 of 2014  was declared invalid. The Act, among other things, sought to extend the period in which land restitution claims could be  lodged. However, the court found that the Parliament did not sufficiently  consult with key stakeholders including those who had successfully  lodged claims under the previous Act of 1994. 

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    Reports & Research
    September, 2016
    South Africa

    The following is an account of a grassroots movement led by a group of NGOs and communities who went to the Constitutional Court, the highest court in South Africa, to challenge the law dealing with land claims.

    They wanted the Court to declare the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act 15 of 2014 unconstitutional; and they won!

    The following booklet contains the summary of the court case, as well as press statements, articles in the media and an overview of the High Level Panel on the Assessment of Key Legislation and Acceleration of Fundamental Change.

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