Mansfield Talks - Debating the difficult: the human right to receive and impart information and ideas in the 21st century
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This talk is held in conjunction with Mansfield College and is part of their Mansfield Talks Series. To register, please click here.
Professor O’Regan is Director of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, a former judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and an acclaimed human rights specialist. Here she takes a human rights approach to the limits of free speech, what this means for minority rights, and how this should play out in a university setting.
About the speaker: Professor Kate O'Regan is the inaugural Director of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and a former judge of the South African Constitutional Court (1994 – 2009). In the mid-1980s she practiced as a lawyer in Johannesburg in a variety of fields, but especially labour law and land law, representing many of the emerging trade unions and their members, as well as communities threatened with eviction under apartheid land laws. In 1990, she joined the Faculty of Law at the University of Cape town where she taught a range of courses including race, gender and the law, labour law, civil procedure and evidence. Since her fifteen-year term at the South African Constitutional Court ended in 2009, she has amongst other things served as an ad hoc judge of the Supreme Court of Namibia (from 2010 - 2016), Chairperson of the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry into allegations of police inefficiency and a breakdown in trust between the police and the community of Khayelitsha (2012 – 2014), and as a member of the boards or advisory bodies of many NGOs working in the fields of democracy, the rule of law, human rights and equality.
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