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The Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) is based at the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, South Africa. PULP endeavours to publish and make available innovative, high-quality scholarly texts on law in Africa. PULP also publishes a series of collections of legal documents related to public law in Africa, as well as text books from African countries other than South Africa.

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The following is only a list of PULP's latest publications. To view the entire PULP catalogue, please visit the Catalogue page. To read the latest reviews of PULP publications, please go to the Reviews page.

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Transformative constitutionalism: Comparing the apex courts of Brazil, India and South Africa

Transformative constitutionalism: Comparing the apex courts of Brazil, India and South Africa

This peer-reviewed book contains a number of contributions about the role of the highest ('apex') courts in Brazil, India and South Africa, in giving effect to the generous group of rights recognised by the aspirational constitutions of these three countries.

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Domestic workers and the realisation of their rights

Exploited, undervalued - and essential: Domestic workers and the realisation of their rights
Darcy du Toit

Millions of domestic workers experience exploitation in the privacy of their employers’ homes; also in South Africa they are to a large extent beyond the reach of legal protection. This book sums up four years of research on ways of realising their rights.

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Recueil de documents clés de l'union Africaine relatifs aux droits de l'homme

Recueil de documents clés de l'union Africaine relatifs aux droits de l'homme

Voici le Recueil de documents clés de l’Union africaine relatifs aux droits de l’homme, mis à jour en mai 2013. Il s’agit d’une version révisée et étoffée de la Sélection de documents-clé de l’Union africaine relatifs aux droits de l’homme publiée en 2008. C’est aussi la cinquième édition du Compendium of key human rights documents of the African Union.

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Pretoria Student Law Review

Pretoria Student Law Review
Volume 6 2013

The sixth edition of the Pretoria Student Law Review truly signifies the journal’s commitment to servicing students. Our journal’s editorial policy was redrafted, introducing a faculty-supported Editorial Board, all in service of constructing a system that would best serve students who have a desire to write, notwithstanding our strong developmental emphasis.

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Justice for Child Victims and Witnesses of Crimes

University of Botswana Law Journal
Volume 15 2013

The University of Botswana Law Journal is a peer refereed journal published twice a year. It provides a forum for scholars and practitioners to reflect on diverse legal issues of national, regional and international significance and of local and regional relevance.

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Constitutionalism and Democratic Governance in Africa

African Disability Rights Yearbook
Volume 1 2013

The African Disability Rights Yearbook breaks new ground in disability scholarship. Coming in the wake of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, it is the first peer-reviewed journal to focus exclusively on disability ...

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Constitutionalism and Democratic Governance in Africa

Constitutionalism and Democratic Governance in Africa: Contemporary Perspectives from Sub-Saharan Africa

This volume of essays on constitutionalism in Africa is devoted to the memory of Steve Odero Ouma, who spent most of his professional life working on these issues. He was a colleague and friend to many of the contributors to this volume, and no doubt to many of its actual ...

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Justice for Child Victims and Witnesses of Crimes Compendium of key human rights documents of the African Union - 5TH EDITION

This is the fifth edition of the Compendium of key human rights documents of the African Union updated to May 2013. This Compendium contains documents on human rights adopted under the auspices of the African Union (AU) and its predecessor, the Organization of African Unity ...

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Justice for Child Victims and Witnesses of Crimes The University of Botswana Law Review
Volume 14, June 2012


The University of Botswana Law Journal is a peer refereed journal published twice a year. It provides a forum for scholars and practitioners to reflect on diverse legal issues of national, regional and international significance and of local and regional relevance.

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African Human Rights Law Reports 2010
African Commssion on Human and Peoples' Rights & the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria

The African Human Rights Law Reports include cases decided by the United Nations human rights treaty bodies, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, subregional courts in Africa and domestic judgments ...

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Justice for Child Victims and Witnesses of Crimes Pretoria Student Law Review (2011) 5
Ulrich Fobian

Legal writing is an essential element to the study of law, a concept the Board of 2011 understood. Nicole, Thandi, Serena, Jared, Clare, Chastin, Kenneth, Natasha and Mark committed to ensuring that this young legal journal produced passionate and professional articles.

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PULP Guide: Where to publish articles on the law (4th edition)
Shirley Gilmore

The purpose of this Guide – now in its fourth edition – is to assist South African legal academics to consider the full range of journals worldwide that are accredited by the Department of Higher Education and Training for subsidy ...

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Property and Constutution
AJ van der Walt

Property and Constitution embodies an effort to work out how to give practical effect to the constitutional obligation to interpret legislation and develop the common law so as ‘to promote the spirit, purport and objects of the Constitution’,

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Justice for Child Victims and Witnesses of Crimes Constitutional Court Review (2011) 4
Stu Woolman, Theunis Roux & Danie Brand

The Constitutional Court Review is a once-a-year journal dedicated to the analysis of the Constitutional Court’s decisions of the previous year. Its purpose is to provide a platform for high-level academic engagement with the jurisprudence of the...

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Is This Seat Taken? Conversations at the Bar, the Bench and the Academy about the South African Constitution
Stu Woolman & David Bilchitz (eds)

We do things differently around here. (Or rather, we like to think we do.) The South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC) opts for seminar formats that place individuals in conversation with one ...

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The impact of the African Charter and
Women’s Protocol in selected African states


This publication,aims to start addressing this question. Based on research conducted by alumni of the Centre for Human Rights LLM (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa), the publication consists of nineteen country studies, representing states ...

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Politocracy: An assessment of the coercive logic of the territorial state and ideas around a response to it
Koos Malan (Translated by Johan Scott)

A masterly summary of the history of Western political philosophy, political science and constitutional law introduces a profound and disquieting analysis of the modern territorial state. Isn’t ‘democracy’ in a heterogeneous society with a numerically ...

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The University of Botswana Law Review
Volume 13, December 2011


The University of Botswana Law Journal is a peer refereed journal published twice a year. It provides a forum for scholars and practitioners to reflect on diverse legal issues of national, regional and international significance and of local and regional relevance.

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The balancing of interests in environmental law in Africa
Michael Faure & Willemien du Plessis (editors)

Now that economic development is starting to pick up in many countries in Africa, the question arises how such development can be balanced with the need for adequate environmental protection. This crucial issue, inherent in the notion of sustainable development, is addressed in this innovative and path-breaking volume ...

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Adams & Adams
Practical Guide to Intellectual Property in Africa


The compilation of a comprehensive guide to Intellectual Property Laws and Procedures in Africa has long been a goal for academics and practitioners alike. Over the years this encouraged Adams & Adams to produce handbooks on aspects of the intellectual ...

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Beyond the law: Multi-disciplinary perspectives on human rights
Frans Viljoen

The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, in June 2011 organised an international conference on Multi- and Inter-disciplinary Human Rights in Africa to provide an opportunity for academics, especially from African countries, to ponder ...

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