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 UCT 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.
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/clp/cuy012DOI: 10.1017/9781108233231ISBN: 978-1-108-41533-0ISBN: 2616-7999DOI: https://doi.org/10.5871/jba/006.259Anxiety about the future of democracy and human rights is widespread. To provide a framework within which to assess that anxiety, this article explores the history of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted seventy years ago by the General Assembly. The article outlines the traditional, rather whiggish, account of that history, which asserts that the project of proclaiming and protecting human rights in international law has seen steady improvement and expansion since 1948. The article argues that this account is at least partly misleading and that the history of the international human rights project since 1948 has been more complex, contingent and uneven. The article concludes by suggesting that recognising that the history of the international human rights project has been beset by difficulties and uncertainties may make it easier both to assess—and respond to—contemporary challenges.ISBN: 2052-7217 Anxiety about the future of democracy and human rights is widespread. To provide a framework within which to assess that anxiety, this article explores the history of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted seventy years agoISBN: 0065-1346ISBN: 978 1 78100 269 8ISBN: 2073-6215ISBN: 1062-6220ISBN: 0258-7203ISBN: 1468-2230ISBN: 978 1 84844 539 0ISBN: 978-0-521-19060-2ISBN: 0258-2503ISBN: 07021 6737 1ISBN: 0332-3250ISBN: 90-411-1063-1ISBN: 0 7021 3315 9ISBN: 0 7021 3047 8A draft Bill of Rights for post-apartheid South Africa drafted by a group of lawyers, both practicing and academic, with commentary on the draft Bills of Rights proposed by the African National Congress and the South African Law Commission.ISBN: 079921440XISBN: 1468-2230ISBN: 086975422XISBN: 0 7021 2638 1Between 1950 and 1985 more than 3.5 million South Africans were moved forcibly from their homes to further the policy of apartheid. This book contains a series of articles written by leading South African lawyers, both practitioners and academics, analysing the law under which these removals took place, as well as the litigation that was undertaken to resist these removals.ISBN: 0195705807ISBN: 0258-7203ISBN: 0258-249XISBN: 0258-249X