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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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Pretoria Student Law Review Pretoria Student Law Review
Volume 7 2013

A sense of satisfaction is felt in presenting the seventh edition of the Pretoria Student Law Review. With each successive edition, the Review comes ever closer to being infused into the heritage and culture of the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria. Thereby, cementing into legacy a dialogical space for the expression of young people — some being future lawyers, advocates and academics — a space that challenges the status quo. As a consequence, the Review, as a true creature of education, may bring about positive change in the world.

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African Human Rights Law Reports 2011 African Human Rights Law Reports 2011
Pretoria University Law Press (PULP)

The African Rights Law Reports 2011 contains decisions from:

  • The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
  • The African Court on Human and Peoples's Rights
  • The African Committee on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
  • Sub-regional courts
  • Domestic courts across Africa

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PULP GUIDE: Finding legal information in South Africa PULP GUIDE: Finding legal information in South Africa
2014 (3rd Edition)

Shirley Ann Gilmore

This PULP Guide is aimed at assisting researchers - academics, students, practitioners and others - who are based in South Africa and who have an interest in South African law - to access the sources of the law. It explains in clear terms how...

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Can rights cure? Can Rights Cure?
Marius Pieterse

Can rights cure? At a time when South Africa's ailing and dysfunctional health system is on the verge of radical transformation through the mooted introduction of a National Health Insurance scheme, and when there are increasing political tensions between government and the courts, this book reflects upon the South African experience of judicially enforcing health-related constitutional rights....

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University of Botswana Law Journal

University of Botswana Law Journal
Volume 16 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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Mud to bricks: A review of school infrastructure spending and delivery Mud to bricks: A review of school infrastructure spending and delivery
Carmen Abdoll and Conrad Barberton

The Centre for Child Law commissioned this study by Cornerstone Economic Research, to track school infrastructure spending and delivery. The report, written by Carmen Abdoll and Conrad Barberton, makes the concerning finding that the national Department of Basic Education has woefully underspent the School Infrastructure Backlog grant for two years running...

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Promoting effective enforcement of the prohibition against corporal punishment in South African schools Promoting effective enforcement of the prohibition against corporal punishment in South African schools
Faranaaz Veriava

The prohibition against corporal punishment is an integral part of the broader transformation of South African education. The prohibition seeks to replace South Africa’s violent and authoritarian past with an ethos respectful of human dignity and bodily integrity.

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Human dignity and fundamental rights in South Africa and Ireland

Human dignity and fundamental rights in South Africa and Ireland
Anne Hughes

Post-apartheid South Africa has yielded enlightened judicial decisions in contrast to the limited interpretation of human rights in Ireland.   The value of human dignity with its central position in international law underpins both countries’ Constitutions, but has left a more striking mark...

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Property Law in Namibia

Property Law in Namibia
Samuel K Amoo

Property Law in Namibia provides an autochthonous discussion of property law in Namibia. It does not only capture the constitutional, statutory and common law sources of property law in Namibia, but it also covers currently topical subjects such as property rights of women and land ...

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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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University	of Botswana Law Journal

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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