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Editorial 2006 (2)

Volume: Volume 10(2) - 2006

Article type: Editorial

As former Constitutional Court Justice Albie Sachs put it, 'a Bill of Rights should speak out from the soul the fundamental rights that belong to every human being and shouldn't be a list of items gleaned from an encyclopedia or legal dictionary or text book'. In this remarkable editorial, former Minister of Education Kader Asmal describes the origins of the ANC's proposed Bill of Rights in the 1980s, when he and Albie Sachs were asked to prepare a preliminary draft.

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